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Postby JuneLSATFail » Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:41 pm

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Re: Need Help Deciding Whether to Drop Out

Postby Gorki » Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:50 pm

Do you want to be a lawyer? Actually, step back, do you know what lawyers do?

What are your plans for the summer? If its legal related and you hate it, I really suggest not going back in the fall.. it does not get a lot better.

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Re: Need Help Deciding Whether to Drop Out

Postby RodneyRuxin » Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:54 pm

Gorki wrote:Do you want to be a lawyer? Actually, step back, do you know what lawyers do?

What are your plans for the summer? If its legal related and you hate it, I really suggest not going back in the fall.. it does not get a lot better.



Do you know what lawyers do? Don't be an asshole.

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Re: Need Help Deciding Whether to Drop Out

Postby RodneyRuxin » Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:54 pm

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Re: Need Help Deciding Whether to Drop Out

Postby Gorki » Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:23 pm

RodneyRuxin wrote:
Gorki wrote:Do you want to be a lawyer? Actually, step back, do you know what lawyers do?

What are your plans for the summer? If its legal related and you hate it, I really suggest not going back in the fall.. it does not get a lot better.



Do you know what lawyers do? Don't be an asshole.


It is a legit question... After 1L classes I seriously had no idea what to expect. Firm practice, and the rank and file work you do is not really like the theory-oriented stuff in LS. Grades are not an issue, but if he literally hates what will await him after graduation at the end of the summer, why keep going?

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Re: Need Help Deciding Whether to Drop Out

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Re: Need Help Deciding Whether to Drop Out

Postby Jsa725 » Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:04 pm

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Re: Need Help Deciding Whether to Drop Out

Postby JuneLSATFail » Tue Jun 04, 2013 11:05 pm

Jsa725 wrote:Is ATL your target market?


Yeah, or anywhere in Georgia really.

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Re: Need Help Deciding Whether to Drop Out

Postby stillwater » Tue Jun 04, 2013 11:07 pm

JuneLSATFail wrote:
Jsa725 wrote:Is ATL your target market?


Yeah, or anywhere in Georgia really.


ATL is typically a bloodbath

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Re: Need Help Deciding Whether to Drop Out

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Re: Need Help Deciding Whether to Drop Out

Postby Tom Joad » Tue Jun 04, 2013 11:24 pm

Your grades probably won't preclude you from finding some kind of legal job. And your debt is reasonable enough that you NEED BIGLAW, which seems to be out of reach. But this seems like credited advice if you want to be a lawyer.
Jsa725 wrote:Start networking now.

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Re: Need Help Deciding Whether to Drop Out

Postby Lexaholik » Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:42 am

JuneLSATFail wrote:In Between top 33% and 25% at the University of Georgia. Will have about 130k in debt by the time I am done. I have about 40K right now. Do I have a good enough chance to be gainfully employed in order to pay back my loans or should I drop out now?


this is a question probably best answered by your career services office. but the more fundamental question is what do you want to do with your law degree? the longer you stay in law, the more likely you'll be able to make the investment pay off from a ROI standpoint. but lots of law grads get discouraged, leave law, and then join other careers where they are paid less.

of course it all depends on lots of factors unrelated to law school. are your parents/family wealthy? do you have business connections (eg in real estate) where potential employers would like to see that you have a law degree? are you taking over a family business where a law degree would be useful? much of future income is dependent on these types of factors rather than a straightforwrad average salary analysis.




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