citrus2010 wrote:Apparently you're all misunderstanding me. I'm extremely competent and ambitious. I excel at everything I place as a priority. I am the best at my job and that is why I could not find time for super LSAT study. I will not be working during law school which then makes it my full time job. Note that I spent 50+ hours working and managed to pull a 3.6 GPA my last two years of undergrad (all at the same time PLUS I was preparing for the LSAT and being a father all at the same time as well). Not working will give me 50 hours more each week than I put into undergrad studies.
I cannot wait (you do not know my circumstances). It is not that I do not want to wait. I have my reasons and trust you're all adult enough to respect that. (I know several will prove me wrong).
I'm looking for some encouragement. Not someone to tell me it's not worth it.
And I must say most of you are outnumbered.
There are thousands of law school students that attend a lower tier, go into debt, and risk the market ALL in hopes of improving their future. If people listened to you only the top 20 schools would have a student body. Yet for some reason (not ignorance I'm certain), law schools across the country will have every seat filled by August.
You're telling other people to be the adults here? Stop acting so high and mighty. I've been reading this thread, and a lot of people have offered sound advice in a rational and sometimes supportive manner. Your retaliation (evidenced by pretty much all your reply posts) is unnecessary, and honestly works against this mature image you're trying so desperately to create. I don't know why you feel the need to be so defensive. Sure it's an online message board, but that doesn't mean you have to go out of your way to sound like an arrogant e-douche.
Advice and opinions have been offered. Take it or leave it. Some have good points, some have bad points. You know your situation the best, so take what you've read and use it to your advantage. If you were only looking for encouragement, go pay a stranger to soothe you with nurturing words. But if you want something more realistic, of course you'll have to deal with some harsh comments - especially justifiable ones about how it MAY NOT be worth it for you in your case. You don't provide all the information, then attack people when they give advice based on just what you've given?
My favorite part was your last paragraph -- when was aspiring to be the majority in a situation ever make it the right thing to do? I think ignorance plays a big part into why so many law schools get filled up. ITE, law isn't the safest profession to move into. True for many jobs, but here you're risking time and money. Still, your call to make. I certainly wouldn't ascribe success to an idea just because so many other people do
it. Hell, I've spent my life trying to do things most other people couldn't
do, and I am nowhere near satisfied with my progress.
Best of luck to you in your ventures. I don't know if this thread can really give you what you want to hear.