I am going to law school because...

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I am going to law school because

I want to help people
19
7%
I want to defend those who cannot defend themselves
18
6%
I care about the issues of others
22
8%
All of the above
63
22%
I'm greedy and selfish and only care about the money
170
58%
 
Total votes: 292

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jmhendri
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Re: I am going to law school because...

Postby jmhendri » Sat Aug 07, 2010 10:13 pm

skoobily doobily wrote:I'm going to law school to make as much money as possible. Get off your high horse.


you'll make more money when you quit to become a televangelist.

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Re: I am going to law school because...

Postby acrossthelake » Sat Aug 07, 2010 10:37 pm

I thought one of the dangers of law was that you have to be comfortable knowing that at times you're going to be fighting on the side you don't believe should win. Sure, chances are you can do a lot of good, but you're going to have to be able to stomach at times doing what you might think is not good for a particular case (though good in the overall sense that everyone deserves legal representation, etc.)
But to go solely based on the idea of helping others is naive if you don't at the very least acknowledge this downside.

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Re: I am going to law school because...

Postby ResolutePear » Sat Aug 07, 2010 11:18 pm

bdubs wrote:If you are going to law school to help people, you could save yourself a ton of money by not going. There are much more effective and less costly ways to help people directly. There are ways that lawyers can help people, but it is not the primary function of the vast majority of lawyers.


There is a wealth of truth in this.

I want to be a lawyer to bankrupt people and make them see suicide as a viable alternative.

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Re: I am going to law school because...

Postby skoobily doobily » Sun Aug 08, 2010 2:14 am

jmhendri wrote:
skoobily doobily wrote:I'm going to law school to make as much money as possible. Get off your high horse.


you'll make more money when you quit to become a televangelist.


Sorry, I don't have any charisma :o I need the best paper-pushing job the world can offer.

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Re: I am going to law school because...

Postby DoubleChecks » Sun Aug 08, 2010 2:21 am

it's a job...in an area that i am interested in and that i believe would be intellectually stimulating...i guess thats the last option on the poll? lol

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Re: I am going to law school because...

Postby BioEBear2010 » Sun Aug 08, 2010 2:22 am

DoubleChecks wrote:it's a job...in an area that i am interested in and that i believe would be intellectually stimulating...i guess thats the last option on the poll? lol

+1

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Re: I am going to law school because...

Postby Stanford4Me » Sun Aug 08, 2010 3:19 am

I'm going to law school to be rich as f**k

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Re: I am going to law school because...

Postby Dripworx » Sun Aug 08, 2010 4:10 am

I want to make a decent living, yes I want to live comfortably. No I don't need models&bottles (but I sure as shit wouldn't turn it down lol), but in this country if your not a professional, you are nothing. I know thats a bit extreme but face it, the chances of making a comfortable living by the standards of our time, you need to be either a professional or lil wayne.

I actually would like to help people, If anything, the greedy part might not be so much about the money for me, but more-so for the power of being able to say things like "Im an attorney and you can pretty much go fuck yourself unless you want an ugly day in court"

Just my thoughts :D

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Re: I am going to law school because...

Postby PDaddy » Sun Aug 08, 2010 4:38 am

Some people want to be like Mike. I want to be like Mike's Lawyer. :wink:

I am a black man, and, for as much as the law tends to work against black men, we should all friggin be lawyers! I want to be able to tell people I'm a lawyer. In our community, that's still a symbol of prestige. And, although most people see lawyers as slime :evil: , whites look at black lawyers with respect. Rightly or wrongly, they get this look on their faces like, "At least you're not a gang-banger or drug dealer :roll: . Good for you! Glad to see a black man who actually tries to do something with his life. Can I buy you a cup of coffee?" :)

You know the myth: "Either ya slangin' Crack rock, or ya got a wicked jump shot..."

How do I know this? Because I get it now and I'm still a full week away from beginning law school. Being a black, male lawyer opens doors like you can't even fathom. Just being a black, male lawyer is like being a white lawyer from Harvard. So, how much ass (or ass-kissing) do you think a black, male lawyer from Harvard gets? I can only imagine... :)

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Re: I am going to law school because...

Postby Adjudicator » Sun Aug 08, 2010 4:50 am

False dichotomy.

Do I win the thread? This was a test, right?

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Re: I am going to law school because...

Postby 12262010 » Sun Aug 08, 2010 4:54 am

PDaddy wrote:Some people want to be like Mike. I want to be like Mike's Lawyer. :wink:

I am a black man, and, for as much as the law tends to work against black men, we should all friggin be lawyers! I want to be able to tell people I'm a lawyer. In our community, that's still a symbol of prestige. And, although most people see lawyers as slime :evil: , whites look at black lawyers with respect. Rightly or wrongly, they get this look on their faces like, "At least you're not a gang-banger or drug dealer :roll: . Good for you! Glad to see a black man who actually tries to do something with his life. Can I buy you a cup of coffee?" :)

You know the myth: "Either ya slangin' Crack rock, or ya got a wicked jump shot..."

How do I know this? Because I get it now and I'm still a full week away from beginning law school. Being a black, male lawyer opens doors like you can't even fathom. Just being a black, male lawyer is like being a white lawyer from Harvard. So, how much ass (or ass-kissing) do you think a black, male lawyer from Harvard gets? I can only imagine... :)


are you high?

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Re: I am going to law school because...

Postby Adjudicator » Sun Aug 08, 2010 4:56 am

PDaddy wrote:How do I know this? Because I get it now and I'm still a full week away from beginning law school. Being a black, male lawyer opens doors like you can't even fathom. Just being a black, male lawyer is like being a white lawyer from Harvard. So, how much ass (or ass-kissing) do you think a black, male lawyer from Harvard gets? I can only imagine... :)


You get to be the President of the United States! :D

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Re: I am going to law school because...

Postby 03121202698008 » Sun Aug 08, 2010 9:04 am

I hate to tell you OP, but any type of practice helps someone. Even corporate litigation is helping a business owner. You may not think so until you own a business and get sued.

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Re: I am going to law school because...

Postby APimpNamedSlickback » Sun Aug 08, 2010 12:25 pm

PDaddy wrote:So, how much ass (or ass-kissing) do you think a black, male lawyer from Harvard gets? I can only imagine... :)


trust me, it ain't all its cracked up to be.

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Re: I am going to law school because...

Postby Barbie » Sun Aug 08, 2010 1:09 pm

Adjudicator wrote:
PDaddy wrote:How do I know this? Because I get it now and I'm still a full week away from beginning law school. Being a black, male lawyer opens doors like you can't even fathom. Just being a black, male lawyer is like being a white lawyer from Harvard. So, how much ass (or ass-kissing) do you think a black, male lawyer from Harvard gets? I can only imagine... :)


You get to be the President of the United States! :D



lol!!!!

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Re: I am going to law school because...

Postby ShuckingNotJiving » Sun Aug 08, 2010 3:42 pm

booyakasha wrote:
PDaddy wrote:Some people want to be like Mike. I want to be like Mike's Lawyer. :wink:

I am a black man, and, for as much as the law tends to work against black men, we should all friggin be lawyers! I want to be able to tell people I'm a lawyer. In our community, that's still a symbol of prestige. And, although most people see lawyers as slime :evil: , whites look at black lawyers with respect. Rightly or wrongly, they get this look on their faces like, "At least you're not a gang-banger or drug dealer :roll: . Good for you! Glad to see a black man who actually tries to do something with his life. Can I buy you a cup of coffee?" :)

You know the myth: "Either ya slangin' Crack rock, or ya got a wicked jump shot..."

How do I know this? Because I get it now and I'm still a full week away from beginning law school. Being a black, male lawyer opens doors like you can't even fathom. Just being a black, male lawyer is like being a white lawyer from Harvard. So, how much ass (or ass-kissing) do you think a black, male lawyer from Harvard gets? I can only imagine... :)


are you high?



That's not so much a myth as it is a Biggie Smalls lyric. And one could say that being a lawyer is a more-mainstream, less-illegal method of slinging crack rock.

OP per the above post, I think you should add "the possibility of having my ass-kissed" and "indiscriminate amounts of coffee" to the poll list.

If / when you do, I choose the former. And helping people. Because they're pretty similar.

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Re: I am going to law school because...

Postby CaptainCrunch » Sun Aug 08, 2010 7:58 pm

All of the above. It would be an honor to help the poor and downtrodden as well as make a good deal of money. Personally, I would like to make a lot of money to donate to worthy causes.

I believe psychological studies have shown us that one of the best ways to feel good about yourself is to live altruistically.

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Re: I am going to law school because...

Postby 20160810 » Sun Aug 08, 2010 8:00 pm

No option for "Because I don't have many better options."

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Re: I am going to law school because...

Postby inekela » Sun Aug 08, 2010 8:40 pm

... being a SAH mom is the most boring thing in the world (to me), and I got a full ride to a T1? Plus I like to wear suits and heels. And argue.

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Re: I am going to law school because...

Postby biggamejames » Sun Aug 08, 2010 9:01 pm

SBL wrote:No option for "Because I don't have many better options."

Yeah, I looked for the "I was sick of retail" option, but I couldn't find it.

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Re: I am going to law school because...

Postby Veyron » Sun Aug 08, 2010 9:17 pm

There is nothing more inherently noble about helping those that can't pay over those who can.

To say otherwise would be tantamount to saying that the poor are somehow worth more than everyone else.

I look forward to helping my clients. I also look forward to getting paid for doing so. If I ever take a pro-bono case or work for a public interest organization it will be so that I can help preserve some freedom that I also benefit from. Selfishness is a good thing.

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Re: I am going to law school because...

Postby capitalacq » Sun Aug 08, 2010 9:22 pm

booyakasha wrote:
PDaddy wrote:Some people want to be like Mike. I want to be like Mike's Lawyer. :wink:

I am a black man, and, for as much as the law tends to work against black men, we should all friggin be lawyers! I want to be able to tell people I'm a lawyer. In our community, that's still a symbol of prestige. And, although most people see lawyers as slime :evil: , whites look at black lawyers with respect. Rightly or wrongly, they get this look on their faces like, "At least you're not a gang-banger or drug dealer :roll: . Good for you! Glad to see a black man who actually tries to do something with his life. Can I buy you a cup of coffee?" :)

You know the myth: "Either ya slangin' Crack rock, or ya got a wicked jump shot..."

How do I know this? Because I get it now and I'm still a full week away from beginning law school. Being a black, male lawyer opens doors like you can't even fathom. Just being a black, male lawyer is like being a white lawyer from Harvard. So, how much ass (or ass-kissing) do you think a black, male lawyer from Harvard gets? I can only imagine... :)


are you retarded?

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Re: I am going to law school because...

Postby Always Credited » Sun Aug 08, 2010 9:29 pm

capitalacq wrote:
booyakasha wrote:
PDaddy wrote:Some people want to be like Mike. I want to be like Mike's Lawyer. :wink:

I am a black man, and, for as much as the law tends to work against black men, we should all friggin be lawyers! I want to be able to tell people I'm a lawyer. In our community, that's still a symbol of prestige. And, although most people see lawyers as slime :evil: , whites look at black lawyers with respect. Rightly or wrongly, they get this look on their faces like, "At least you're not a gang-banger or drug dealer :roll: . Good for you! Glad to see a black man who actually tries to do something with his life. Can I buy you a cup of coffee?" :)

You know the myth: "Either ya slangin' Crack rock, or ya got a wicked jump shot..."

How do I know this? Because I get it now and I'm still a full week away from beginning law school. Being a black, male lawyer opens doors like you can't even fathom. Just being a black, male lawyer is like being a white lawyer from Harvard. So, how much ass (or ass-kissing) do you think a black, male lawyer from Harvard gets? I can only imagine... :)


are you retarded?

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Re: I am going to law school because...

Postby 12262010 » Sun Aug 08, 2010 9:31 pm

ShuckingNotJiving wrote:
booyakasha wrote:
PDaddy wrote:Some people want to be like Mike. I want to be like Mike's Lawyer. :wink:

I am a black man, and, for as much as the law tends to work against black men, we should all friggin be lawyers! I want to be able to tell people I'm a lawyer. In our community, that's still a symbol of prestige. And, although most people see lawyers as slime :evil: , whites look at black lawyers with respect. Rightly or wrongly, they get this look on their faces like, "At least you're not a gang-banger or drug dealer :roll: . Good for you! Glad to see a black man who actually tries to do something with his life. Can I buy you a cup of coffee?" :)

You know the myth: "Either ya slangin' Crack rock, or ya got a wicked jump shot..."

How do I know this? Because I get it now and I'm still a full week away from beginning law school. Being a black, male lawyer opens doors like you can't even fathom. Just being a black, male lawyer is like being a white lawyer from Harvard. So, how much ass (or ass-kissing) do you think a black, male lawyer from Harvard gets? I can only imagine... :)


are you high?



That's not so much a myth as it is a Biggie Smalls lyric. And one could say that being a lawyer is a more-mainstream, less-illegal method of slinging crack rock.

OP per the above post, I think you should add "the possibility of having my ass-kissed" and "indiscriminate amounts of coffee" to the poll list.

If / when you do, I choose the former. And helping people. Because they're pretty similar.


I'm clearly talking about the entirety of the post, but thank you for that.

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Re: I am going to law school because...

Postby gdh » Sun Aug 08, 2010 9:41 pm

Money is nice but where's the option for fame and power? How great would it be to have a class-action infomercial?




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