Zionman wrote:barely ever study, coast thru life. got some job offers thru some connects (about 100k, starting) after three years of doing my own busineess ventures---most people would say i "failed", but had a lot of fun, so w/e), but i dont wanna enter the real world so i'm headed to law school.
im pretty interested in the material, but mostly i just wanna chill for three years before moving on. grades arent important; ive got some jobs lined up thru some connects (if i even want to take them). Am i making the right decision? Constructive criticism welcome.
Time for some constructive criticism
You can only coast so far. If you get into a good law school, most of your classmates will be pretty much as smart as you are, but the majority of which work much harder. Suddenly you will find that you are not nearly as smart as you thought you were (having MENSA level intelligence is practically a requirement to get into the T14; HYS is a step above that)
But, even if you are smarter than everyone else, raw intelligence is not enough at that level. You will need to know the material quite well just to be able to pass. So unless you have a photographic memory, you will need to put in a decent amount of work.
You will find that while your classmates are willing to hang out from time to time, they take their studying seriously and a lot of "socializing" is done in study groups.
You might have jobs lined up right now, but will those jobs definitely still be there in 3 years? A lot can change during that time. If those jobs do not require a JD, there are better ways to spend 3 years (you could go "volunteer" in Africa or Asia and see the world)
I'd comment on the fact that law school costs a 1/4 million dollars, but something tells me that doesn't bother you (and you may have a scholarship)
I can understand the sentiment of not wanting to enter the real world, but, you got to do it some time. You will have to grow up eventually and that time really should be before law school. (unless you have already inherited millions of dollars, in which case, you could become a poster boy/girl for raising the estate tax)