If not law school what would you do?

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Re: If not law school what would you do?

Postby rman1201 » Thu Jun 17, 2010 11:06 pm

OG Loc wrote:
rman1201 wrote:
But I believe the flaw in your argument is an unwarrented assumption. You could be a farmer by profession and only produce enough food to feed your family.


No assumption really, just a practical definition of profession. If the farmer took a job as an accountant, but still grew his own food, would he still be a professional farmer? If he built his house, would he be a professional carpenter too? If he fools around with the neighboring farmer's daughter every Friday, does that make him a professional sex worker/prostitute?


However the aforementioned farmer was used in the context of farming as the sole means of providing a livelihood for his/her family with other activities serving only as hobbies. One would not call a subsistence farmer a farmer of hobby. Therefore the farmer is a farmer by profession yet not receiving direct compensation for his farming.

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Re: If not law school what would you do?

Postby mmmadeli » Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:10 am

math phd/phone sex operator.

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Re: If not law school what would you do?

Postby altoidz » Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:24 am

married to a rich person

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Re: If not law school what would you do?

Postby NoleinNY » Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:26 am

Gaffer for adult film company. Or start a non-profit to help get underprivileged kids to good schools.

Edit: or the post above me.
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Re: If not law school what would you do?

Postby dbt » Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:27 am

Philosophy Phd. Or med school (though I'd hate it).

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Re: If not law school what would you do?

Postby Tehpokerstar » Sun Jun 20, 2010 3:32 pm

stand up comedy or a love doctor ha

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Re: If not law school what would you do?

Postby sophie316 » Sun Jun 20, 2010 5:35 pm

Have to leave the country b/c of no student visa, attempt to work for the FCO. Or, failing that, look for a rich and/or american husband.

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Re: If not law school what would you do?

Postby Tehpokerstar » Sun Jun 20, 2010 6:08 pm

What I have slowly deduced is that most people who would not be doing law are just looking for a sleepover buddy and $$? Correct me if I am wrong....

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Re: If not law school what would you do?

Postby beer lao » Mon Jun 21, 2010 6:37 am

Probably a teacher, with an end goal of getting a job at a decent private HS.

OR say "fuck it" and be a dive instructor or English teacher in Thailand.

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Re: If not law school what would you do?

Postby StudentAthlete » Mon Jun 21, 2010 9:05 am

Tehpokerstar wrote:If you were to take a break what would you do?


can we still use our gov't money?
If so, read endless irrelevant books at the local Borders

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Re: If not law school what would you do?

Postby romothesavior » Mon Jun 21, 2010 9:18 am

Professional golfer. Given how bad everyone played in the Open yesterday, I may have had a shot.

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Re: If not law school what would you do?

Postby Warhawk » Mon Jun 21, 2010 1:01 pm

SoftBoiledLife wrote:MFA in screenwriting or creative writing. Still might do this after LS.


Ditto. That, or just work on the book I'm writing.

Or work in a fish market. I did that in high school. Better than it sounds.

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Re: If not law school what would you do?

Postby RonArtest » Mon Jun 21, 2010 1:05 pm

Hooking, definitely.

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Re: If not law school what would you do?

Postby StudentAthlete » Mon Jun 21, 2010 1:38 pm

The irony. Every law student is a potential author, director, actor.

vogue.

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Re: If not law school what would you do?

Postby Warhawk » Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:40 pm

StudentAthlete wrote:The irony. Every law student is a potential author, director, actor.

vogue.


To be fair, I was a Creative Writing major.

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Re: If not law school what would you do?

Postby Hamilton » Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:46 pm

racecar driver. Indycar, not Nascar.

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Re: If not law school what would you do?

Postby 380yarddrives » Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:51 pm

rman1201 wrote:
megaTTTron wrote:
ashnicole wrote:the world's oldest profession


Prostitution?


I always hated that saying. Logically Hunting/Gathering must be the worlds oldest profession. Even if you hypothetically imagine the first people, we had to eat before we could have sex, much less offer something in exchange for the sex. And what did we offer when we first started offering for sex? Most likely food we hunted....

OP:

There's been a lot I've been contemplating -
Peace Corps, Teaching, PhD in Psych or PoliSci, Programming, Try to get in at a consulting firm, Get a second bachelors in a hard science now that I wouldn't have to worry about GPA.


Hunting/gathering isn't a profession, as you don't get paid for it. Women became bored gathering, so while the men were out hunting they decided to earn some extra beads and legumes by hooking. Hence, it became a profession.

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Re: If not law school what would you do?

Postby kevin261186 » Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:52 pm

Move to Boston to work as a janitor, spend my spare time solving math problems on a blackborad and become best friends with Ben Affleck.

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Re: If not law school what would you do?

Postby sharpshooter » Mon Jun 21, 2010 3:00 pm

go to hunting guide school then move to alaska or canada and take people bear hunting for $15,000 a week.

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Re: If not law school what would you do?

Postby Quine » Mon Jun 21, 2010 3:15 pm

IAFG wrote:
cinefile 17 wrote:I'd do something to make a difference in the world (honestly). I'd join the Peace Corps, Teach for America, Americorps, ect

lol @ any of these things making any sort of difference in the world. lolololol.


+1, it is pretty funny.

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Re: If not law school what would you do?

Postby Canarsie » Mon Jun 21, 2010 3:38 pm

380yarddrives wrote:Hunting/gathering isn't a profession, as you don't get paid for it. Women became bored gathering, so while the men were out hunting they decided to earn some extra beads and legumes by hooking. Hence, it became a profession.


What I wouldn't do for some extra beads and legumes in this economy...

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Re: If not law school what would you do?

Postby Cardboardbox » Mon Jun 21, 2010 3:46 pm

Marine Biologist

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Re: If not law school what would you do?

Postby romothesavior » Mon Jun 21, 2010 3:50 pm

I'd probably be on The Deadliest Catch. Good experience for what working at a biglaw firm is like.

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Re: If not law school what would you do?

Postby AJRESQ » Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:13 am

No idea. I wouldn't change anything, though. I'm the "don't go to law school" guy. Admitted to a TTTT at full price.

Did well, transferred to a TT, did BIGLAW, did a two year stint at a small firm, hung a shingle. Wouldn't recommend it for everyone, though.

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Re: If not law school what would you do?

Postby motiontodismiss » Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:22 am

katjust wrote:high school social studies teacher


If that. Ever since ITE being an econ major meant not only being shown the door and/or having it shut in your face but tossed out of the 50th floor of the Citicorp Tower.




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