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Re: You're going to LS, but what did you REALLY want to do?

Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:03 am
by Dr_OIT
melmelcoolj wrote:This is a great thread:

1. I have always wanted to be a writer of short stories/novels. But I guess I am not too psyched about the "starving" part.
2. A comedy writer for talk shows.
3. A film or TV show producer/director/screenwriter. I actually tried to be an assistant producer for an animation company for a while. But that job was menial, and the boss was an absolute dictator who gave me no creative venue. My basic responsibility was to make excel spreadsheets.
4. A journalist that focuses on war/battlefields.

Even till this day, I am still dreaming about 1,2,3. But one gotta dream a little, right?


Happy to see someone else with similar interests! Can I ask what practice area you're think of going into, and is it at all related?

Re: You're going to LS, but what did you REALLY want to do?

Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:12 am
by jingosaur
Professional athlete or rich guy who makes investments in things here and there. I grew up wanting to be a doctor but then I didn't like science classes and I didn't want to make decisions that could result in life or death.

Re: You're going to LS, but what did you REALLY want to do?

Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:15 am
by BlendedUnicorn
I would have stayed in the Army if it weren't for family/gf concerns. For the most part I'm happy and law school has been good to me but every now and then I get very frustrated that I left that path.

Re: You're going to LS, but what did you REALLY want to do?

Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:46 am
by yyyuppp
completely average left-handed reliever on a major league baseball team. throw 40 innings over the summer make like 5 million dollars a year. can't beat it.

Re: You're going to LS, but what did you REALLY want to do?

Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:56 am
by laqueredup
HuntedUnicorn wrote:I would have stayed in the Army if it weren't for family/gf concerns. For the most part I'm happy and law school has been good to me but every now and then I get very frustrated that I left that path.

Military life has its downsides since it's built around that idea of the 1950s family following you around everywhere. Luckily I've been able to accomplish most of the things I wanted to do before leaving. I'm sure I'll still miss some aspects of it though.

Re: You're going to LS, but what did you REALLY want to do?

Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:11 am
by heythatslife
Scrounge up enough money to buy a plot of vineyard somewhere. Or failing that, a wine shop.

Re: You're going to LS, but what did you REALLY want to do?

Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:30 am
by melmelcoolj
Dr_OIT wrote:
melmelcoolj wrote:This is a great thread:

1. I have always wanted to be a writer of short stories/novels. But I guess I am not too psyched about the "starving" part.
2. A comedy writer for talk shows.
3. A film or TV show producer/director/screenwriter. I actually tried to be an assistant producer for an animation company for a while. But that job was menial, and the boss was an absolute dictator who gave me no creative venue. My basic responsibility was to make excel spreadsheets.
4. A journalist that focuses on war/battlefields.

Even till this day, I am still dreaming about 1,2,3. But one gotta dream a little, right?


Happy to see someone else with similar interests! Can I ask what practice area you're think of going into, and is it at all related?


Ah, sadly, no. I am probably selling my soul in BigLaw. I know I wouldn't be able to write when I work in BigLaw, but I am hoping maybe I can write a little right now and maybe during 2L and 3L. What about you? Are you going to a related area?

Re: You're going to LS, but what did you REALLY want to do?

Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:20 am
by Dr_OIT
melmelcoolj wrote:
Dr_OIT wrote:
melmelcoolj wrote:This is a great thread:

1. I have always wanted to be a writer of short stories/novels. But I guess I am not too psyched about the "starving" part.
2. A comedy writer for talk shows.
3. A film or TV show producer/director/screenwriter. I actually tried to be an assistant producer for an animation company for a while. But that job was menial, and the boss was an absolute dictator who gave me no creative venue. My basic responsibility was to make excel spreadsheets.
4. A journalist that focuses on war/battlefields.

Even till this day, I am still dreaming about 1,2,3. But one gotta dream a little, right?


Happy to see someone else with similar interests! Can I ask what practice area you're think of going into, and is it at all related?


Ah, sadly, no. I am probably selling my soul in BigLaw. I know I wouldn't be able to write when I work in BigLaw, but I am hoping maybe I can write a little right now and maybe during 2L and 3L. What about you? Are you going to a related area?


I hope to. Ideally, the long-term plan is to go in-house at a media/entertainment company, after first putting in a few years in BigLaw or MidLaw that has some relevant practice area and/or industry (so ideally, Entertainment Transactions. Or IP transactions, M&A, or even IP lit or employment). By IP, I mean, of course, copyright/trademark/licensing, bc papa got no science background for (or interest in) patent prosecution. Ideal market is NYC, with LA as a potential second.

I don't have a visceral need to write, but I hope it might be possible to teach as an adjunct prof later in (or in the middle of) my career -- and maybe even produce.

Feel free to tell me I'm crazy :). (Who knows, I might just end up at a lit firm or doing PI)

Re: You're going to LS, but what did you REALLY want to do?

Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:44 am
by cam1992
1) Food network star/Chopped champion/restaurant owner
2) Congressional director of communications
3) State department foreign service officer

Re: You're going to LS, but what did you REALLY want to do?

Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:02 am
by FamilyLawEsq
Now that I am 5 years away from retirement, what I really want to do is be a ranger or drive the beer cart at a golf course.

Re: You're going to LS, but what did you REALLY want to do?

Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:20 pm
by slurp
Capt_Beatty wrote:As a kid I wanted to be an adult actor, but I was too young.

:oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:

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Re: You're going to LS, but what did you REALLY want to do?

Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:09 am
by Hogwartsexpress
slurp wrote:
Capt_Beatty wrote:As a kid I wanted to be an adult actor, but I was too young.

:oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:

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lol when you say adult actor clarify :shock:

Re: You're going to LS, but what did you REALLY want to do?

Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:16 am
by acr440
If college debt didnt exist I would have loved to spend my gap year as a storm chaser rather than being a paralegal.

Re: You're going to LS, but what did you REALLY want to do?

Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:26 am
by zot1
College football coach.

Re: You're going to LS, but what did you REALLY want to do?

Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:09 pm
by Mr_Chukes
A billionaire playboy

Re: You're going to LS, but what did you REALLY want to do?

Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:27 pm
by dietcoke1
own an nba team

Re: You're going to LS, but what did you REALLY want to do?

Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:29 pm
by Thomas Hagan, ESQ.
The guy that sits at the end of the court during NBA games and mops the sweat off the floor.

Re: You're going to LS, but what did you REALLY want to do?

Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:34 pm
by Thomas Hagan, ESQ.
dietcoke1 wrote:own an nba team


Wait..you can very much still do this haha

Which would you own: Kings or Nets

Re: You're going to LS, but what did you REALLY want to do?

Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:37 pm
by dietcoke1
Thomas Hagan, ESQ. wrote:
dietcoke1 wrote:own an nba team


Wait..you can very much still do this haha

Which would you own: Kings or Nets


I suppose I could but its not looking very likely lol.

I think at this point I would take the Kings with their brand new arena and dump Vlade so I could be the new president of b ball operations. I can't imagine that I would be any worse than him

Re: You're going to LS, but what did you REALLY want to do?

Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:40 pm
by Thomas Hagan, ESQ.
dietcoke1 wrote:
Thomas Hagan, ESQ. wrote:
dietcoke1 wrote:own an nba team


Wait..you can very much still do this haha

Which would you own: Kings or Nets


I suppose I could but its not looking very likely lol.

I think at this point I would take the Kings with their brand new arena and dump Vlade so I could be the new president of b ball operations. I can't imagine that I would be any worse than him


True, but you'd be in Sacramento...Barclay's Center is pretty brand new too!

Except that 0 First Round Draft picks until 2020 is a bit of a deal-breaker.

Re: You're going to LS, but what did you REALLY want to do?

Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:48 pm
by chili_davis
Tennis ball retriever on the pro circuit...or possibly the first TLS'er to create better ****ing emojis for this site? What is this, 1997?

Re: You're going to LS, but what did you REALLY want to do?

Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:05 pm
by Hobbesy
Own and run my own hostel/travel blogger.

In my mind this is still happening, just not for some years

Re: You're going to LS, but what did you REALLY want to do?

Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:00 pm
by OnlyHumean
I would really have loved to be a Librarian / Conservator at one of the Great Libraries; Radcliffe, Bodleian, Codrington, Wren, Christ Church, Longwall, British Library, Library of Congress, Peabody, etc. etc.

Or a professional philosopher, split between teaching and research.

The thing is most of my "dream jobs" involve not just a position, but a position at a particular place or institution - somewhere old, and grand, and beautiful. Perhaps it's a symptom of coming from a relatively young country. I don't think I'd find the job alone stisfying enough if it wasn't connected to some such place.

Law School doesn't necessarily mean the end of either of those paths (though perhaps it is a rather expensive detour) but I think now I think mostly about retiring relatively young and spending (read: wasting) all my money restoring some dilapidated Early Modern chateau in the French countryside. Perhaps farming the land around it too.

Re: You're going to LS, but what did you REALLY want to do?

Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:22 pm
by us3rnam3
I wanted to be a social worker until i realized they get paid nothing

Re: You're going to LS, but what did you REALLY want to do?

Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:09 pm
by sfn91
Professional orator or debater. Lol.