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

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:10 pm
by traehekat
For some of us, law school was always the plan. We were told we loved to argue even as a kid, belonged in a courtroom, etc. We were going to become lawyers - no matter what.

But for the majority of us, we wanted to be authors, musicians, doctors, athletes, astronauts, etc. You know, something actually cool. But something happened along the way, and for some reason here we are applying to law school/in law school/working in the legal profession.

SO, here is an ode to our childhood dreams! Post what you wanted to do before you decided to take the plunge. Pictures are even better.

I'll start...

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

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:12 pm
by chicoalto0649
Own a restaurant......professional hockey player.....phd candidate in political science (my gpa is way too low and i get crushed by stats)

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

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:16 pm
by sotomayor
travel journalist, philanderer, anthony bourdain's job, beachside bar owner


hopefully these things will still be possible

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

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:18 pm
by heyguys
Probably either own a small business (maybe a bakery), be a school teacher, or be an author.

For pics, I'll just go with:

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As far as why I'm in law school: no idea--never really committed to any other avenue, did well on LSAT, and now I'm here.

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

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:19 pm
by UFMatt
I'm sort of a jack of all trades, so IP law should be a good career for me. That being said, my ideal lifestyle would be that of a novelist. Fortunately it's a pipe dream that I can pursue as a hobby (i.e. without the risk of being a starving author).

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

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:19 pm
by Flanker1067
I don't look at being a lawyer/going to law school as an alternative to what I want to do, but as a path to get there. Just sayin. Gotta have money to make money.

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

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:19 pm
by minuit
sotomayor wrote:travel journalist, philanderer, anthony bourdain's job, beachside bar owner


hopefully these things will still be possible


+1

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

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:19 pm
by Veyron
Ummm... go to law school.

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

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:21 pm
by iamtaw
I want to be Elvis Costello. Or should I say Declan MacManus, International Art Theif!

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

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:30 pm
by onetimeonly95
I wanted, and still want, to be the next Phil HELLmuth.

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

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:32 pm
by PigNipple
Teach high school history.

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

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:33 pm
by CmonSD
Go to med school

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

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:34 pm
by sarlis
great thread idea

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

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:34 pm
by Pricer
Original plan was to be a scientist when I was a kid. My mom said I always wanted to be a paleontologist after seeing Jurassic Park.
Once I got into middle school, I had no idea.
In high school, law school was my plan.
In college, I decided to go business, and thought I would graduate, get a job, then go back for an MBA.
Due to not finding a job, I decided to go with the law school plan. It isn't settling at all in my mind; actually, I consider it a blessing in disguise.
I have always thought it would be cool to be a Senator, but I threw that idea out long ago.

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

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:34 pm
by sarlis
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Re: You're going to LS, but what did you REALLY want to do?

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:35 pm
by kittenmittons
physics phd/wilderness firefighter

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

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:38 pm
by jmhendri
I wanted to be a model or a stewardess. Both of which my mom told me I was too short for. So I'm going to law school instead.

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

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:38 pm
by ccs224
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Re: You're going to LS, but what did you REALLY want to do?

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:39 pm
by moandersen
i progressed from pro baseball player, to sports journalist (hence the english writing degree), to working for espn. hopefully law will give me the financial security to eventually have the job ive wanted throughout my life - own a small surf shop in socal.....

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

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:42 pm
by miamiman
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Re: You're going to LS, but what did you REALLY want to do?

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:43 pm
by matrix637
onetimeonly95 wrote:I wanted, and still want, to be the next Phil HELLmuth.


he sucks dude. Now if you said Tom Dwan, Patrik Antonious or Ivey it would have been a different story.

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

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:43 pm
by missvik218
Image

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

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:44 pm
by AlanShore
anthony zimmern or travel journalist

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

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:45 pm
by randomwombat
traehekat wrote:For some of us, law school was always the plan. We were told we loved to argue even as a kid, belonged in a courtroom, etc. We were going to become lawyers - no matter what.

But for the majority of us, we wanted to be authors, musicians, doctors, athletes, astronauts, etc. You know, something actually cool. But something happened along the way, and for some reason here we are applying to law school/in law school/working in the legal profession.

SO, here is an ode to our childhood dreams! Post what you wanted to do before you decided to take the plunge. Pictures are even better.

I'll start...

Image


So, you wanted to do Andy Roddick before you decided to take the plunge? I'm confused.

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

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:45 pm
by sotomayor
missvik218 wrote:Image



+infiniti