traehekat wrote:I'll play along.
First day of the semester, and in one of my philosophy classes we had to introduce ourselves and say some short bit. Easily 20 of the 30 people in the class mentioned they are heading to law school. Whenever I hear this, I always wonder to myself, "Do these people even have a clue?" To be honest, I didn't have a clue when I first decided I wanted to go to law school as a freshman. Then I was introduced to TLS and the rest is history.
I'm sticking with law because I can genuinely say it is the only thing that has really interested me, however my interest level is very high. I also think I have the personality for it, whatever that means. But I always wonder what the reasoning is for everyone else who says they are going to law school. Get rich quick? Hide from the economy? Nothing else to do with philosophy/political science degree? Those in category one and/or two are obvious ignorant, and I can KIND of sympathize with category three. I also wonder if they realize the commitment they are making, or perhaps the plunge they are taking, by paying sticker at a TTT, as I know some are doing.
Uh nothing personal, but you're not exactly T14- or even T30-bound with a 3.6/158. How do you really differ from the 20 philosophy pre-laws? I agree with categories 1 and 2 being ignorant, but a high interest level and perceived personality fit are very common reasons to go pre-law.
My bad, I guess my profile isn't updated. 158 is my September score, 164 is my December score. Not stellar, but I'm hoping to make it into a few T30 schools. Hypothetically, if 158 were my only score, I would not have made my previous statement, so I can see where you are coming from.
I should also correct my previous statement. I am sticking with law because (a) I have a high interest, (b) it seems to fit my personality, and (c) I have a decent
LSAT score. If I didn't raise my LSAT score in December, I would indeed be in the same boat I imagine some of my peers to be in. I'm not even sure I would go through with applying to law school. So, I suppose I differ from the other twenty philosophy pre-laws in that statistically I have a better LSAT score than 90 percent of them (although, philosophy majors tend to score higher than most people, but you get the idea - I am sure there are people with lower scores in my class), and I can probably guess there are some who are attending law school for the aforementioned reasons (get rich quick, hiding from economy, lack of a better idea).
That sounds a little douche of me, I'll admit, but I am just worried for some of these people. I have a friend who I studied with sometimes and he ended up with some pretty low LSAT scores in September and December (low to the point he would be reaching to get into almost any law school). I told him he is better off than the people on the fringe who score a little better and decide to go to some of these TTTs.