northwood wrote:I may be in the minority here, but I honestly dont see the point of any journal, unless you want to go into academia. Id rather have a part time job, or use that time for other things ( while being as far away from the law school as possible) than doing doc review, and cite checking and researching and writing on a topic that may or may not interest you. All of that doesnt add up in my book. You need some balance, and you need to find out what works best for you to get that balance.
I totally agree with you. My goals are either criminal law, which relies more on dedication to the cause than if you are on a journal, and moot court and the trial advocacy teams sound like a HOOT to me so I would rather do something I enjoy.
The only firms I will apply for will be aviation law and getting hired will have more to do with my WE than if I did a journal.
Of course, I could be wrong.....
Oh, and since I am forced by reputation to say at least one thing that can be taken as overly douche-bag gunner, maybe I will write a journal piece and be published elsewhere..... (heh)
nygrrrl wrote:PDaddy wrote:
So...do you really want to be a rock star or an actor? Go do it and don't look back. If you spend your life doing what is expected of you, or doing something just because you want financial stability...a "safety net", you will never be happy. Do some soul-searching. I would tell almost any 20-something to go have fun, explore the world and try to live out your dreams. If it doesn't work out, you can always go back to law school. They aren't going anywhere.
THIS. I think the main reason that I'm not miserable in lawl skool is that first I went out and DID the crazy stuff I'd dreamed about. I had a blast, fulfilled my goals and came to school absolutely certain that this was what I wanted to do. Starting law school over 30 has its drawbacks, but I know that I'm doing this leaving nothing on the table.
Really, you're over 30? You look 26 at most..... Yupp, getting the crazy fun stuff out of the way first is certainly a good thing and life success based strictly on grades is quite freeing if you don't look forward and worry about jobs and that other real world crap your class placement dictates.
keg411 wrote:nygrrrl wrote:PDaddy wrote:
I think I would've absolutely loved all of law school if I went back in my position but married/in a long-term relationship. Or didn't go to a school in a community where even the young law students are "olds".
But you DO get to go to some good football games, right?