So why are you going to law school?

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So why are you going to law school?

Postby krasivaya » Mon May 09, 2011 12:09 am

Serious question.

What motivated you? What do you want to do post-grad?

I like TLSers, I'm curious to know what brought you all to the same conclusion.

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Re: So why are you going to law school?

Postby TheFactor » Mon May 09, 2011 12:46 am

This a really new and original thread topic. Thanks!

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Re: So why are you going to law school?

Postby yngblkgifted » Mon May 09, 2011 12:50 am

Uh....I'm not smart enough to be a doctor.

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Re: So why are you going to law school?

Postby krasivaya » Mon May 09, 2011 1:00 am

TheFactor wrote:This a really new and original thread topic. Thanks!


New members, new answers.

Plus, couldn't find anything with the search function.

@yngblkgifted: I'd take 80 hours behind a desk over 80 hours with sick/crazy people any day.

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Re: So why are you going to law school?

Postby amers73 » Mon May 09, 2011 1:10 am

Because my parents did?

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Re: So why are you going to law school?

Postby shoeshine » Mon May 09, 2011 1:17 am

Yeah...this is an old topic.
I got burned out on working for the "man" on Wall Street.
I decided a law degree might be slightly more honest and a bit more prestigious but still allow me the latitude to return to my roots in corporate servitude.

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Re: So why are you going to law school?

Postby Sandro » Mon May 09, 2011 1:35 am

3 more years of partying

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Re: So why are you going to law school?

Postby Grizz » Mon May 09, 2011 1:36 am

An unoriginal answer for an unoriginal thread



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Re: So why are you going to law school?

Postby yngblkgifted » Mon May 09, 2011 1:43 am

rad law wrote:An unoriginal answer for an unoriginal thread



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These aren't just reasons why I am going to law school, they are reasons why I exist.

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Re: So why are you going to law school?

Postby Patriot1208 » Mon May 09, 2011 1:48 am

krasivaya wrote:@yngblkgifted: I'd take 80 hours behind a desk over 80 hours with sick/crazy people any day.

Considering the disparity in income between the average doctor and the average lawyer, that would be economically stupid.

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Re: So why are you going to law school?

Postby yngblkgifted » Mon May 09, 2011 1:50 am

Patriot1208 wrote:
krasivaya wrote:@yngblkgifted: I'd take 80 hours behind a desk over 80 hours with sick/crazy people any day.

Considering the disparity in income between the average doctor and the average lawyer, that would be economically stupid.



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Re: So why are you going to law school?

Postby krasivaya » Mon May 09, 2011 2:33 am

Patriot1208 wrote:
krasivaya wrote:@yngblkgifted: I'd take 80 hours behind a desk over 80 hours with sick/crazy people any day.

Considering the disparity in income between the average doctor and the average lawyer, that would be economically stupid.


Lawyer stress seems way easier to deal with than doctor stress.

I know a lot of doctors, the stories they tell me about what they see on a daily basis are horrible. They make a lot of money, but I wouldn't do what they do.

Then again, they're surgeons and neuropsychologists. Being a dermatologist or something would be different.

Also, TLS I am disappoint.

You tell people to think about why they really want to go to law school and yet all you can give are troll answers when asked the same question :(

Topic may be redundant, but help a misguided and soon-to-be graduating 0L try to figure out if law school is right for her will ya? Or link to threads that will.

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Re: So why are you going to law school?

Postby Bildungsroman » Mon May 09, 2011 2:38 am

I'm going to law school because I want to become a lawyer. I want to become a lawyer because I think I'll be good at it and will be able to bear spending the rest of my working life in the profession.

krasivaya wrote:Being a dermatologist or something would be different.

Being a dermatologist might well be the most disgusting choice for a doctor, in terms of what you'll be exposed to.

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Re: So why are you going to law school?

Postby TheFactor » Mon May 09, 2011 7:33 am

Bildungsroman wrote:Being a dermatologist might well be the most disgusting choice for a doctor, in terms of what you'll be exposed to.

I'll take OB/GYN ftw.

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Re: So why are you going to law school?

Postby Kimchi_smile » Mon May 09, 2011 8:08 am

krasivaya wrote:
@yngblkgifted: I'd take 80 hours behind a desk over 80 hours with sick/crazy people any day.


Before that, you would need to survive 110+ hours of residency.

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Re: So why are you going to law school?

Postby Kimchi_smile » Mon May 09, 2011 8:10 am

Bildungsroman wrote:Being a dermatologist might well be the most disgusting choice for a doctor, in terms of what you'll be exposed to.


Next to that is dentists. Ugh...

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Re: So why are you going to law school?

Postby skw » Mon May 09, 2011 8:34 am

I'm going to law school to pursue a new career path. I have spent 12 years selling enabling technology to biotech and pharma companies. This was fulfilling financially and intellectually and I enjoyed negotiating and closing multi-million dollar deals; however, I did not 100% enjoy the day to day sales duties required. I want to go into patent litigation because I like and understand technology. I want to be involved in big tech deals, but not on the sales front anymore. I am excited at the prospect of going back to school. I enjoy studying and learning.

I think OP and others for that matter should be certain that 'I want to make money' is not the driving force behind a decision to become a lawyer. I was in a career where I made plenty of money (more than I'm apt to make for years to come even in big law), but I am moving on from that experience to follow a new path because I want to like what I do day to day. That will be the number one factor affecting whether you are happy with your choice to be a lawyer.

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Re: So why are you going to law school?

Postby nygrrrl » Mon May 09, 2011 9:42 am

skw wrote:I think OP and others for that matter should be certain that 'I want to make money' is not the driving force behind a decision to become a lawyer. I was in a career where I made plenty of money (more than I'm apt to make for years to come even in big law), but I am moving on from that experience to follow a new path because I want to like what I do day to day. That will be the number one factor affecting whether you are happy with your choice to be a lawyer.


This. I could have written this. I, too, am going to law school to change careers - or more accurately, to expand a specific aspect of my current job into a new career. Only difference is that I love my current job, but I've been in it for a long time and really want new challenges and opportunities. I've wanted to go to law school for many years; this was the right time for me to do so.

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Re: So why are you going to law school?

Postby NCtoDC » Mon May 09, 2011 9:49 am

TheFactor wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:Being a dermatologist might well be the most disgusting choice for a doctor, in terms of what you'll be exposed to.

I'll take OB/GYN ftw.


Seriously? Think of all the diseased vaginas you would be looking at. Yeast infections, STDs, child birth...OBGYN would definitely be the most disgusting MD position.

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Re: So why are you going to law school?

Postby Bildungsroman » Mon May 09, 2011 11:14 am

NCtoDC wrote:
TheFactor wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:Being a dermatologist might well be the most disgusting choice for a doctor, in terms of what you'll be exposed to.

I'll take OB/GYN ftw.


Seriously? Think of all the diseased vaginas you would be looking at. Yeast infections, STDs, child birth...OBGYN would definitely be the most disgusting MD position.

Nah, the shit that happens on people's skin is nasty, and it has a far greater sense of immediacy than other medical specialties because the problems are visible, palpable, and infect an area already open to societal scrutiny; something that would look gross if it happened to an internal organ looks absolutely unbearable on your skin.

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Re: So why are you going to law school?

Postby tea_drinker » Mon May 09, 2011 5:07 pm

NCtoDC wrote:
TheFactor wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:Being a dermatologist might well be the most disgusting choice for a doctor, in terms of what you'll be exposed to.

I'll take OB/GYN ftw.


Seriously? Think of all the diseased vaginas you would be looking at. Yeast infections, STDs, child birth...OBGYN would definitely be the most disgusting MD position.


It's funny that you listed child birth next to yeast infections and STDs :lol:

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Re: So why are you going to law school?

Postby puremorning » Mon May 09, 2011 5:10 pm

Started my MSW and worked as a victim advocate but realized that I wanted to be the one in the court room prosecuting the cases.

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Re: So why are you going to law school?

Postby cubswin » Mon May 09, 2011 5:16 pm

NCtoDC wrote:
TheFactor wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:Being a dermatologist might well be the most disgusting choice for a doctor, in terms of what you'll be exposed to.

I'll take OB/GYN ftw.


Seriously? Think of all the diseased vaginas you would be looking at. Yeast infections, STDs, child birth...OBGYN would definitely be the most disgusting MD position.


My interpretation of his post was that he meant OB/GYN is the most disgusting thing to specialize in, so he'd agree with you.

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Re: So why are you going to law school?

Postby TheFactor » Mon May 09, 2011 5:48 pm

cubswin wrote:
NCtoDC wrote:
TheFactor wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:Being a dermatologist might well be the most disgusting choice for a doctor, in terms of what you'll be exposed to.

I'll take OB/GYN ftw.


Seriously? Think of all the diseased vaginas you would be looking at. Yeast infections, STDs, child birth...OBGYN would definitely be the most disgusting MD position.


My interpretation of his post was that he meant OB/GYN is the most disgusting thing to specialize in, so he'd agree with you.

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Re: So why are you going to law school?

Postby firemed » Mon May 09, 2011 5:55 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:I'm going to law school because I want to become a lawyer. I want to become a lawyer because I think I'll be good at it and will be able to bear spending the rest of my working life in the profession.

krasivaya wrote:Being a dermatologist or something would be different.

Being a dermatologist might well be the most disgusting choice for a doctor, in terms of what you'll be exposed to.


+1 to both of these.

Also, have you seen some of the $#!^ people grow on their skin? It makes you never want to get close to another human being for any reason ever again.




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