Why are you going to law school?

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What is your primary reason for attending/applying to law school

Dream of being a lawyer
89
36%
The money
68
27%
Don't have anything else to do
43
17%
Something else (explain below)
48
19%
 
Total votes: 248

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kittenmittons
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Re: Why are you going to law school?

Postby kittenmittons » Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:06 pm

Kiersten1985 wrote:
DCD wrote:Image


hahaha I was just looking for a picture like this to post.

THIS.


Except it's scrub Fat Joe.

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Re: Why are you going to law school?

Postby drsomebody » Fri Jan 22, 2010 6:12 pm

gatorlion wrote:Career ambitions. The people who represent the United States at international environmental treaty negotiations are lawyers, not academics. Hence the change from PhD program to law school.


+1 - I can do more with a J.D. than I can with a Ph.D. That's far and away the biggest reason.

Also, on an intellectual level the relationship between law and society fascinates me (Are they mutually constitutive? Does the social form the legal? The legal the social? How?) I've looked at the topic from the perspective of a historian but I feel like a J.D. would provide a interesting foundation for further inquiry.

Plus I want to force everybody to call me "Dr. Dr. Professor Somebody M.A. Ph.D. Esq. Attorney and Counselor at Law."

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Re: Why are you going to law school?

Postby usuaggie » Fri Jan 22, 2010 6:17 pm


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TheTopBloke
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Re: Why are you going to law school?

Postby TheTopBloke » Fri Jan 22, 2010 6:24 pm

Because I'm a lawyer, and they won't let me take the bar without it.

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Re: Why are you going to law school?

Postby Doritos » Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:26 pm

DCD wrote:Image


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Re: Why are you going to law school?

Postby Grizz » Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:46 pm

To pick up chicks in bars better.

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usuaggie
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Re: Why are you going to law school?

Postby usuaggie » Sat Jan 23, 2010 8:40 pm

so when we are introducing ourselves the first day of class each semester, i can say "i'm starting law school in august" and the girls go from this :) to this :shock: to this $$$$$$$$$$ - )

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Re: Why are you going to law school?

Postby reasonabledoubt » Sat Jan 23, 2010 8:41 pm

For the lulz.

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Re: Why are you going to law school?

Postby BigA » Sun Jan 24, 2010 2:20 am

Yes, I should have made recreational sex with supermodels the fifth poll option. I just thought that was a given

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Re: Why are you going to law school?

Postby deathviaboredom » Sun Jan 24, 2010 2:26 am

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Re: Why are you going to law school?

Postby PDaddy » Sun Jan 24, 2010 2:28 am

underachiever wrote:
BigA wrote:
PDaddy wrote:And, is there a better time to go to law school than now


Can anyone answer this?


2002-2006.....at my LS People in the bottom 10% got vault50 firm jobs...makes me sick


Yeah, HYS.

Sort of a quandry, huh? But remember, I qualified my response by noting that I am not just out of school. Things would be better in applying for law school if the recent grads weren't clogging up the system. And for people with WE, this is the right time. Ideally, we should be able to go to law school, while, theoretically the recent grads work and gain their experience. Year-by-year, we would graduate into the working world while they trickle into the MBA, JD and M.D. and RN programs, as needed or desired. Grad schools want mature students with real world experience, life experience.

But what we have now is everybody trying to go to law school to hide from the economy. Things would be better for everyone if graduates would take their butts to work. They can't demand as much money, so they have better opportunities to get hired in a bad economy. Companies seek ways to cut cost, and cheaper labor is one of them.

People, this is a good time to go to law school, IF you are the right candidate.

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Re: Why are you going to law school?

Postby eye » Sun Jan 24, 2010 10:21 am

Wanted to be a lawyer since age 14. Subsequent research and interviews with attorneys only confirmed my desire.

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Re: Why are you going to law school?

Postby GATORTIM » Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:13 am

b/c I've never wanted nothin' (career) more

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q755Y3RF9rQ

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Re: Why are you going to law school?

Postby Aeroplane » Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:26 am

I've always wanted to go. I really want academia, but even if I can jump all the usual hurdles (which are many) my geographic limitations may prevent it. If that's the case, I have backup options I can live with.

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Re: Why are you going to law school?

Postby BigFatPanda » Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:29 am

1. To screw with other lawyers. (Seriously, some of these people are really condescending, treating non-lawyer people like peasants). The next time one of them gets pull over and gets a summon and say something like: "I shouldn't get this and I know more about the law than you do because I am a lawyer", I'll say: "Good for you. I am a lawyer too, I'll see u in court".
2. Want to obtain a direct commission to USA JAG.

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Re: Why are you going to law school?

Postby heyguys » Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:32 am

Combination of having nothing else to do and the prospect of adding HYS to my resume. Ultimately, I'm okay with the decision, although I wish I had taken some time between ugrad and law school to see what else is out there. I don't particularly like being a student, and I look forward to getting a job and becoming a working stiff :D

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Re: Why are you going to law school?

Postby yours » Sun Jan 24, 2010 7:00 pm

heyguys wrote:I don't particularly like being a student, and I look forward to getting a job and becoming a working stiff :D

-1

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Re: Why are you going to law school?

Postby laidoffjournalist » Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:56 am

The third option. Despite what some might say, I'm pretty sure it's the incorrect answer. Sigh. I think Obama is onto something when he says he wants schools to skew children toward the sciences. Being a writer is a pretty thankless skill when any asshole with a computer can proclaim him or herself as an internet journalist. Bah! It's not only that I haven't gotten much to do in terms of career prospects (although I'm OK for now, it's moreso the future I worry about), but spending three years in school again actually appeals to me a great deal.

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Re: Why are you going to law school?

Postby James Bond » Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:59 am

Hookers and blow

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Re: Why are you going to law school?

Postby reasonable_man » Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:03 am

This thread is awesome.

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Re: Why are you going to law school?

Postby ughOSU » Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:44 pm

I want to help people, and that's what the legal profession is all about!!!

But seriously, a combination of 1 and 2.

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Re: Why are you going to law school?

Postby echoi » Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:09 pm

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Re: Why are you going to law school?

Postby Doritos » Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:57 pm

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Re: Why are you going to law school?

Postby jp0094 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:45 pm

Why? To make the world a better place.

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Re: Why are you going to law school?

Postby laidoffjournalist » Tue Jan 26, 2010 9:56 am

Anyone going to law school to get rich (or for animated gifs of black people with money) is probably in for a big surprise.




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