shoeshine wrote:Magnificent wrote:Desert Fox wrote:I'm guessing Magnificent makes it 2 years in big law and realizes there is no glory then starts posting on JDU.
Your probably right but that's because I never planned on working in big law long term. I became a lawyer because I plan to eventually get into politics. I'll work for a couple of years in big law, make money, make connections. Then move on to government. I don't know why people choose to become lawyers if they don't even know what they want to do with their lives.
Have a plan folks. Or else your gonna end up going down a road you'll regret.
Said the man who went into law so he could get into politics.
If you are going into big law to get into politics then you are wasting your time.
Plus there are much easier ways to get into politics than spending 150K on a law degree. It sounds like you are executing your plan in an ass-backwards fashion.
I'm not going to get specific about what I want to do but when I say "politics" I don't mean running for office. A law degree from an elite school is a good access point into DC. I'm not planning to be a government lawyer but I do want to eventually work in policy making positions and a law degree is almost a prerequisite. I already worked in DC for some time before law school and was encouraged by many people that I worked with that a law degree would be useful in trying to attain some of the positions I want to work in long term.
So don't worry about me, I've done my homework and I actually know what I want to do with my life as well having a blueprint. You guys need to worry about yourselves because it seems you have no idea why you went to law school and are whining about how much work it will be now to make obscene amounts of money.