arvcondor wrote:romothesavior wrote:clh2005 wrote:Always Credited wrote:Everyone who asks "should I continue" needs to preface that question with telling us exactly why you attended law school in the first place
Sure- like I said, I really do enjoy law school classes and the study of law. And I've always wanted to go to law school, I'm just not very good at taking exams apparently. But the study of law has always interested me much more than other career paths.
That's not what he asked. He asked why you went to law school, and I hope the answer to that wasn't "Because I love learning teh lawls!"
This is a needlessly dickish response. Stop being an asshole to someone who's looking for help.
The response is very relevant actually. Someone who goes to law school for the love of learning is quite misguided unless their objective is to go on to academia perhaps. Law school is professional school. The objective is getting a job in the profession. The schools merely act as a filtering mechanism for employers. Nothing you learn there really sticks. That's why there are bar prep courses. Romanticizing the work during law school is what the schools hope every applicant does. It makes for a nice story but its quite removed from what is actually happening. If you are just thinking about the learning part but have not considering the job part you aren't spending your tuition wisely.