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

Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:02 am
by CheyenneGarrett17
Teaching, I love working with kids. Have also dreamed about a PhD in legal history and working with pre-law undergrads. And owning my own restaurant.

If only.

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

Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:43 pm
by Hogwartsexpress
Bumo

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

Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:46 pm
by rozes
I'm going to law school for biglaw but I actually just want to be an environmental lawyer.

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

Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:48 pm
by oopsu812
Wanted to play for the national soccer team and go to medical school.

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

Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:55 pm
by KME89
Dance choreographer.

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

Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:08 pm
by Veil of Ignorance
OnlyHumean wrote: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.


No THAT'S a dream. :D

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

Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:20 pm
by RCSOB657
Jesus, am I really the only person that wanted to be a spy?

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

Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:28 pm
by drjekyllope
music journalist, à la "Almost Famous"

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

Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:08 pm
by Itiswritten
Am I the only person who really wanted to be a lawyer?

lol

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

Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:15 pm
by oopsu812
RCSOB657 wrote:Jesus, am I really the only person that wanted to be a spy?


I did until I was told it's not like in the movies. :cry:

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

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:12 am
by OnlyHumean
Veil of Ignorance wrote:
OnlyHumean wrote: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 satisfying 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.


No THAT'S a dream. :D


Yup. You can get them super cheap, and they come with more land then I'd know what to do with. They all have 25-50 rooms, so you're welcome to come stay for awhile if you like.

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

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:50 pm
by HennessyVSOP
Professional skateboarder. Spent my whole childhood skating and drinking and smoking, went away to college and became boring. I miss being a skate rat.

More realistically, career waiter. I love the food industry so much, I love being a part of a crew, I love that type of involvement with food and customer service. It would be more realistic to have health care and vacation days and an office job, but 5000% less exciting. Honestly, my target school city has a surplus of restaurants and a paucity of legal careers - I may end up doing this anyway.

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

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:49 pm
by SUPERCHEF
Sheep farmer. fuck it, might still do it after getting a bit of capital after a few years in law.

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

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:39 pm
by Pragmatic Gun
My dream job would have been to become an astrophysicist. Just spend time in a lab working with lasers or figuring out equations for black holes.

That or politician.

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

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:05 pm
by dfrika0937
My first professional aspiration was to be a cheerleader for the Dallas cowboys. I was 5. My mother, avid feminist, almost lost it.

Then I wanted to be one of those "go everywhere around the world punishing the bad guys" types.

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

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:08 pm
by Pragmatic Gun
dfrika0937 wrote:My first professional aspiration was to be a cheerleader for the Dallas cowboys. I was 5. My mother, avid feminist, almost lost it.

Then I wanted to be one of those "go everywhere around the world punishing the bad guys" types.


Similar to me, I aspire to be a prosecutor at an international tribunal.

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

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:05 am
by Thelaw23
Pragmatic Gun wrote:
dfrika0937 wrote:My first professional aspiration was to be a cheerleader for the Dallas cowboys. I was 5. My mother, avid feminist, almost lost it.

Then I wanted to be one of those "go everywhere around the world punishing the bad guys" types.


Similar to me, I aspire to be a prosecutor at an international tribunal.



Is that a thing? Because it sounds awesome

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

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:09 am
by RCSOB657
Thelaw23 wrote:
Pragmatic Gun wrote:
dfrika0937 wrote:My first professional aspiration was to be a cheerleader for the Dallas cowboys. I was 5. My mother, avid feminist, almost lost it.

Then I wanted to be one of those "go everywhere around the world punishing the bad guys" types.


Similar to me, I aspire to be a prosecutor at an international tribunal.



Is that a thing? Because it sounds awesome



Sure, it's a thing. Mainly not entry level and more difficult (imo) for a US lawyer practicing in the US versus practicing in a foreign country.

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

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:11 am
by Thelaw23
RCSOB657 wrote:
Thelaw23 wrote:
Pragmatic Gun wrote:
dfrika0937 wrote:My first professional aspiration was to be a cheerleader for the Dallas cowboys. I was 5. My mother, avid feminist, almost lost it.

Then I wanted to be one of those "go everywhere around the world punishing the bad guys" types.


Similar to me, I aspire to be a prosecutor at an international tribunal.



Is that a thing? Because it sounds awesome



Sure, it's a thing. Mainly not entry level and more difficult (imo) for a US lawyer practicing in the US versus practicing in a foreign country.



It sounds cool, but I also just feel like there isn't much effectiveness in legal international enforcement.

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

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:26 am
by cavalier1138
Thelaw23 wrote:
RCSOB657 wrote:
Thelaw23 wrote:
Pragmatic Gun wrote:
dfrika0937 wrote:My first professional aspiration was to be a cheerleader for the Dallas cowboys. I was 5. My mother, avid feminist, almost lost it.

Then I wanted to be one of those "go everywhere around the world punishing the bad guys" types.


Similar to me, I aspire to be a prosecutor at an international tribunal.



Is that a thing? Because it sounds awesome



Sure, it's a thing. Mainly not entry level and more difficult (imo) for a US lawyer practicing in the US versus practicing in a foreign country.



It sounds cool, but I also just feel like there isn't much effectiveness in legal international enforcement.


Depends on who you ask. But yeah, it's not really a job track as much as an opportunity that might present itself if you just happen to be in the right place at the right time. Look at any prosecutor on an international tribunal (or the ICC), and you'll see a very diverse array of resumes.

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

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:30 am
by The_Pluviophile
I wanted to own an old Victorian mansion in San Fran and run it as a bed and breakfast. Deal breaker though - it must be (rumored to be) haunted.

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

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:29 pm
by airwrecka
I really want to be a chef. I actually looked into applying to culinary school instead of law school.

I still think I might quit working as an attorney in my late 40s and become a personal chef. Then I can do both :D

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

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:31 pm
by Thomas Hagan, ESQ.
oopsu812 wrote:
RCSOB657 wrote:Jesus, am I really the only person that wanted to be a spy?


I did until I was told it's not like in the movies. :cry:


Informant or Confidential Source for the CIA/DEA/FBI is where the action/dinero is at ;)

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

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:16 pm
by Leliana
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Re: You're going to LS, but what did you REALLY want to do?

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:20 pm
by Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash
dfrika0937 wrote:My first professional aspiration was to be a cheerleader for the Dallas cowboys. I was 5. My mother, avid feminist, almost lost it.

Then I wanted to be one of those "go everywhere around the world punishing the bad guys" types.



Is this a reference?

http://abovethelaw.com/2012/04/now-that ... ep-farmer/