Why do you want to go to law school?

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Re: Why do you want to go to law school?

Postby Bronte » Tue Jun 11, 2013 7:47 pm

Comoncents wrote:This why...



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZOo25eFCXY


Why are you posting this let alone cross-posting it? viewtopic.php?f=1&t=210582&start=50#p6832295.

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Re: Why do you want to go to law school?

Postby thelawdoctor » Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:13 pm

Bronte wrote:
Comoncents wrote:This why...



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZOo25eFCXY


Why are you posting this let alone cross-posting it? viewtopic.php?f=1&t=210582&start=50#p6832295.


Shameless self promotion one would presume? :? :?

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Re: Why do you want to go to law school?

Postby thelawdoctor » Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:15 pm

vinnnyvincenzo wrote:I want to learn what my possible defense will be for if/when I inevitably get arrested for dealing drugs.


that or being a pimp............ :wink:

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Re: Why do you want to go to law school?

Postby Bobson » Wed Jun 12, 2013 12:08 am

thelawdoctor wrote:
Bobson wrote:I want to be a lawyer because I want to prosecute criminals, and I know I'll be good at it. After working in a state prison, I've decided I would much rather put additional criminals where they belong, than babysit the ones who are already there.

Whether that's military law (I'm an Air Force vet) or working for a county attorney office is fine with me.


knowing you hate the enemy doesn't mean you'll do a good job

I didn't say I'll do a good job because I dislike criminals. I gave two reasons for wanting to be a lawyer.

1. I dislike criminals.
2. I know I'll do a good job as a prosecutor.

RC much?

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Re: Why do you want to go to law school?

Postby Scotusnerd » Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:37 am

Bobson wrote:I didn't say I'll do a good job because I dislike criminals. I gave two reasons for wanting to be a lawyer.

1. I dislike criminals.
2. I know I'll do a good job as a prosecutor.

RC much?


Why do you know you'll do a good job as a prosecutor?

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Re: Why do you want to go to law school?

Postby Ixiion » Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:58 am

*removed*

ANYWAY TL;DR I want to help athletes & kick people who try to sleaze like ^ in the ass. Oh, and I love law. I have many more reasons, but there're a few tidbits for y'all. (Yes, if you can't tell, I haven't fully decided between Sports Law or International Business Law... I want to do both, QQ)
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Re: Why do you want to go to law school?

Postby thelawdoctor » Wed Jun 12, 2013 4:10 pm

Bobson wrote:
thelawdoctor wrote:
Bobson wrote:I want to be a lawyer because I want to prosecute criminals, and I know I'll be good at it. After working in a state prison, I've decided I would much rather put additional criminals where they belong, than babysit the ones who are already there.

Whether that's military law (I'm an Air Force vet) or working for a county attorney office is fine with me.


knowing you hate the enemy doesn't mean you'll do a good job

I didn't say I'll do a good job because I dislike criminals. I gave two reasons for wanting to be a lawyer.

1. I dislike criminals.
2. I know I'll do a good job as a prosecutor.

RC much?


:|

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Re: Why do you want to go to law school?

Postby thelawdoctor » Wed Jun 12, 2013 4:12 pm

Scotusnerd wrote:
Bobson wrote:I didn't say I'll do a good job because I dislike criminals. I gave two reasons for wanting to be a lawyer.

1. I dislike criminals.
2. I know I'll do a good job as a prosecutor.

RC much?


Why do you know you'll do a good job as a prosecutor?


ALL cops think this...............and wanna be rent-a-cops are always worse than that.
That pretty much sums it up.

Sit behind a cop during crimpro while they will try to pull gunner and keep getting told they are wrong while they go "but I've been doing that for years............"

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Re: Why do you want to go to law school?

Postby Dr. Dre » Wed Jun 12, 2013 4:21 pm

Bobson wrote:
1. I dislike criminals.
2. I know I'll do a good job as a prosecutor.

RC much?




So you dislike criminals THEREFORE you will be a 'good' prosecutor.


LOL

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Re: Why do you want to go to law school?

Postby Scotusnerd » Wed Jun 12, 2013 5:49 pm

Bobson wrote:1. I dislike criminals.
2. I know I'll do a good job as a prosecutor.

RC much?


Man I totally missed this in my last sweep of the topic. Good thing I did, too. I would have probably said something much ruder than I am going to say.

Do not think that being a prosecutor will give you free license to shit on someone. There are ethical rules that you are bound to follow that are taken seriously. If you get off on hurting criminals, other prosecutors will notice and will probably stay away from you. Defense attorneys will stab you in the back every single chance they get. If you want more details, shoot me a PM.

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Re: Why do you want to go to law school?

Postby thelawdoctor » Wed Jun 12, 2013 6:19 pm

Scotusnerd wrote:
Bobson wrote:1. I dislike criminals.
2. I know I'll do a good job as a prosecutor.

RC much?


Man I totally missed this in my last sweep of the topic. Good thing I did, too. I would have probably said something much ruder than I am going to say.

Do not think that being a prosecutor will give you free license to shit on someone. There are ethical rules that you are bound to follow that are taken seriously. If you get off on hurting criminals, other prosecutors will notice and will probably stay away from you. Defense attorneys will stab you in the back every single chance they get. If you want more details, shoot me a PM.


I agree.
And this is why PR and the MPRE are required nowdays................

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Re: Why do you want to go to law school?

Postby shootforthestars » Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:44 am

ANYWAY TL;DR I want to help athletes & kick people who try to sleaze like ^ in the ass. Oh, and I love law. I have many more reasons, but there're a few tidbits for y'all. (Yes, if you can't tell, I haven't fully decided between Sports Law or International Business Law... I want to do both, QQ)


Genuinely wondering, but I keep reading a lot of places that those two don't really exist as general fields of practice. Or, rather, I keep reading that International Law doesn't exist in practice (which I think would also cover International Business Law) and thought I read about Sports Law in a long list of areas promoted by law schools that don't actually exist in practice. Again, I'm actually curious here - could someone please clarify?


As for reasons I want to become a lawyer personally, I rarely do things for just one reason. So I'll give you several reasons in no particular order which, taken as a whole, make me want to go to law school, although the weights for each particular point may be unequal. For starters, I think being a lawyer matches up well with my skills set. And no, I'm not talking "liking to argue". I'm detail-oriented, really big on researching things (and I enjoy it), and I'm good at and enjoy reading and writing. I also like public speaking, if it comes down to it. I'm also actually interested in learning law. I don't have my life perfectly mapped out yet, but I think law school will leave the options open to me that I'm interested in. I like advocating for and advising others in general, but particularly those who are disadvantaged in some way, eg those who are disabled, children, immigrants, etc, which leads me to believe that I should look into public interest law, although I'm leaving my options open. I'd like to make enough money to be able to support my parents in their old age, along with myself, although I plan to live a relatively modest lifestyle, and while I'm not expecting to rake in big bucks, I do expect for a career as a lawyer to be able to make this lifestyle possible. I don't mind working long hours and, in fact, when I don't have work to do I generally create work for myself. That's all the reasons I can think of for now, although there are likely more. Hope that was helpful. :)

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Re: Why do you want to go to law school?

Postby Clyde Frog » Thu Jun 13, 2013 4:40 am

Bobson wrote:
thelawdoctor wrote:
Bobson wrote:I want to be a lawyer because I want to prosecute criminals, and I know I'll be good at it. After working in a state prison, I've decided I would much rather put additional criminals where they belong, than babysit the ones who are already there.

Whether that's military law (I'm an Air Force vet) or working for a county attorney office is fine with me.


knowing you hate the enemy doesn't mean you'll do a good job

I didn't say I'll do a good job because I dislike criminals. I gave two reasons for wanting to be a lawyer.

1. I dislike criminals.
2. I know I'll do a good job as a prosecutor.

RC much?



Please realize the job of a prosector requires you to be unbiased and impartial, as cases deal with the plain facts and not your personal feelings.

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Re: Why do you want to go to law school?

Postby sublime » Thu Jun 13, 2013 4:53 am

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Re: Why do you want to go to law school?

Postby Ixiion » Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:02 am

shootforthestars wrote:
ANYWAY TL;DR I want to help athletes & kick people who try to sleaze like ^ in the ass. Oh, and I love law. I have many more reasons, but there're a few tidbits for y'all. (Yes, if you can't tell, I haven't fully decided between Sports Law or International Business Law... I want to do both, QQ)


Genuinely wondering, but I keep reading a lot of places that those two don't really exist as general fields of practice. Or, rather, I keep reading that International Law doesn't exist in practice (which I think would also cover International Business Law) and thought I read about Sports Law in a long list of areas promoted by law schools that don't actually exist in practice. Again, I'm actually curious here - could someone please clarify?


You're right about Sports. If you want to do Sports Law as we think about it, you'd realistically be doing Contracts, Anti-trust, etc. -- all the facets of basic Business/Corporate Law. You'd have to be obviously more well-versed in "Sports & Entertainment Law" than basic Business Law would cover, but... yeah. For example, NFL's CBA and all their crap.. that's all anti-trust law. All the lawyers and law-based agents who deal with athletes are mostly dealing with Contract Law. So it's not an entirely separate field of practice. It's just the area in which you use Business/Corporate Law.

As for International... I have to disagree there. I know a lot of lawyers who do "International Business Law". Basically, from what I've seen from them, you have to learn the laws (and likely do more classes/get your area-specific JD or something similar, or if they accept your JD take something like the bar) in the second location. Basically, ok, to clarify further: the lawyers I know who do this work with American corporations who are expanding/have expanded to the Middle East, and/or corporations that want to do business with other corporations abroad. In such a case, you'd need to know the laws of both areas. That's how I see that International Law is in fact a field of practice, albeit a sub-field of Business Law.

Further, I'd imagine if you wanted to use Law to get into the UN or some such, you'd do International Law, with an added focus on PI/rights. Maybe not, but that's just how I see it.

Course I could be way wrong about some/all of this, haha. But HTH!

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Re: Why do you want to go to law school?

Postby Specialhawk » Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:00 am

Clyde Frog wrote:
Bobson wrote:
thelawdoctor wrote:
Bobson wrote:I want to be a lawyer because I want to prosecute criminals, and I know I'll be good at it. After working in a state prison, I've decided I would much rather put additional criminals where they belong, than babysit the ones who are already there.

Whether that's military law (I'm an Air Force vet) or working for a county attorney office is fine with me.


knowing you hate the enemy doesn't mean you'll do a good job

I didn't say I'll do a good job because I dislike criminals. I gave two reasons for wanting to be a lawyer.

1. I dislike criminals.
2. I know I'll do a good job as a prosecutor.

RC much?



Please realize the job of a prosector requires you to be unbiased and impartial, as cases deal with the plain facts and not your personal feelings.


Prosecutors have discretion in who they can prosecute. I'd say there are a lot of personal feelings involved.

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Re: Why do you want to go to law school?

Postby Specialhawk » Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:04 am

Because I didn't know what else to do with my life. I also like to argue and I enjoy competitive grading.

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Re: Why do you want to go to law school?

Postby Clyde Frog » Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:52 am

Lol okay. Well you go be a prosecutor and hold personal grudges against certain people. Let me know how that turns out.

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Re: Why do you want to go to law school?

Postby thelawdoctor » Thu Jun 13, 2013 5:32 pm

Specialhawk wrote:Because I didn't know what else to do with my life. I also like to argue and I enjoy competitive grading.


first part valid, second part (worst cliché that every other 1L says at orientation), 3rd part is a good survival skill

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Re: Why do you want to go to law school?

Postby MKX » Thu Jun 13, 2013 5:45 pm

Specialhawk wrote:Because I didn't know what else to do with my life. I also like to argue and I enjoy competitive grading.

:roll:

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Re: Why do you want to go to law school?

Postby thelawdoctor » Thu Jun 13, 2013 6:56 pm

MKX wrote:
Specialhawk wrote:Because I didn't know what else to do with my life. I also like to argue and I enjoy competitive grading.

:roll:


I think pretty much the majority of gradstudents (JD,MBA,whatever) who roll into it straight out of undergrad are #1 if they are honest with themselves.

#2 seems to scream "I am going to kill myself when I find out what mocktrial actually is"

#3 just screams "Gunner Apprentice".

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Re: Why do you want to go to law school?

Postby Bronte » Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:02 pm

thelawdoctor wrote:
MKX wrote:
Specialhawk wrote:Because I didn't know what else to do with my life. I also like to argue and I enjoy competitive grading.

:roll:


I think pretty much the majority of gradstudents (JD,MBA,whatever) who roll into it straight out of undergrad are #1 if they are honest with themselves.


The K-JD thing gets taken too far on this site. A lot of law students with "WE" did a year or two of something uninteresting or unsatisfying and were just as rudderless when they entered law school as the next person. On the other hand, I went to law school straight from undergrad knowing what I wanted to do, which is what I am doing now. I know others in the same boat.




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