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Re: How to be a successful Law Student

Postby Steven24 » Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:33 pm

zot1 wrote:This thread was weird.


I really hope I did not waste anyone's time and I'm sincerely sorry if I did. My dreams and aspirations may be too much. Reality is soon settling. I do think becoming a lawyer and being in the legal field can be very prosperous. In terms of the law schools here in MN, I do think I might have a shot with a 160... Outside of the U of MN.. Maybe in time, I might be able to get into a large firm with experience but right now, I should invest my time and focus on prepping for the LSAT. You never know what can happen and I'm willing to at least try than give up. So if anyone has great non-bias recommendations on prep materials.. That would be great.. Right now.. I'm thinking about using this service, http://www.advisein.com/.. If anyone has tried it..

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Re: How to be a successful Law Student

Postby zot1 » Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:38 pm

Steven24 wrote:
zot1 wrote:This thread was weird.


I really hope I did not waste anyone's time and I'm sincerely sorry if I did. My dreams and aspirations may be too much. Reality is soon settling. I do think becoming a lawyer and being in the legal field can be very prosperous. In terms of the law schools here in MN, I do think I might have a shot with a 160... Outside of the U of MN.. Maybe in time, I might be able to get into a large firm with experience but right now, I should invest my time and focus on prepping for the LSAT. You never know what can happen and I'm willing to at least try than give up. So if anyone has great non-bias recommendations on prep materials.. That would be great.. Right now.. I'm thinking about using this service, http://www.advisein.com/.. If anyone has tried it..


Do you work for advisein?

It's not about wasting time. You just went from I'm doing this to nah I don't belong in the legal field. And now you're saying you're willing to try than give up.

If you're not a trolling, here's the deal, if you want to be an attorney, there's no way around it, you gotta go to law school. If you're wanting to go to law school because of the pay, do your research. Maybe you'll get a legal job that pays you well and that will make you happy, but most attorneys who didn't go to law school because they wanted to be lawyers end up being miserable.

If you want to be an attorney in a firm in MN, I would actually look at those attorneys' bios. Do some go to in state schools? Which schools?

Research. Research. Research.

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Re: How to be a successful Law Student

Postby Steven24 » Wed Nov 16, 2016 12:01 am

zot1 wrote:
Steven24 wrote:
zot1 wrote:This thread was weird.


I really hope I did not waste anyone's time and I'm sincerely sorry if I did. My dreams and aspirations may be too much. Reality is soon settling. I do think becoming a lawyer and being in the legal field can be very prosperous. In terms of the law schools here in MN, I do think I might have a shot with a 160... Outside of the U of MN.. Maybe in time, I might be able to get into a large firm with experience but right now, I should invest my time and focus on prepping for the LSAT. You never know what can happen and I'm willing to at least try than give up. So if anyone has great non-bias recommendations on prep materials.. That would be great.. Right now.. I'm thinking about using this service, http://www.advisein.com/.. If anyone has tried it..


Do you work for advisein?

It's not about wasting time. You just went from I'm doing this to nah I don't belong in the legal field. And now you're saying you're willing to try than give up.

If you're not a trolling, here's the deal, if you want to be an attorney, there's no way around it, you gotta go to law school. If you're wanting to go to law school because of the pay, do your research. Maybe you'll get a legal job that pays you well and that will make you happy, but most attorneys who didn't go to law school because they wanted to be lawyers end up being miserable.

If you want to be an attorney in a firm in MN, I would actually look at those attorneys' bios. Do some go to in state schools? Which schools?

Research. Research. Research.


I don't work for advise in.. but I just came across it as I was looking for prep material. I think a private tutor works best for me and would help me get the highest score possible.. If I don't get a 160+.. it's gunna be tough that's for sure. I guess I just felt discourage with everyone's views and comments. Maybe my dreams and expectations needed to be taken down a notch. Reality is settling in and I just have to be real with myself. Regardless though, I want to be a lawyer, I want to be in law school. I'm going to invest and try to get in because I know deep down, if I don't, I'll regret it for the rest of my life. I think it's such a privilege to have such an opportunity. The number one goal now is to get in, I have a lot of ground to cover. It's not gunna be easy but nothing in life is especially law school.

I have looked at some bios of associates here in MN at one of the top law firms.. and it's a variety but there are some outside of the U of MN so that is encouraging!



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