For Money or Passion - Motivation to Attend Law School?

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For Love or Money?

Love
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42%
Money
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58%
 
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For Money or Passion - Motivation to Attend Law School?

Postby scifiguy » Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:41 pm

Which would you rate higher as the biggest/bigger factor for you wanting to go to law school?

Money has traditionally been a huge one for many people (despite the statistics we all know nowadays about lack of jobs and scarce high-paying ones).

Passion/Love just refers to your deep interest in the field.

In this poll, you can only choose one or the other - despite possibly wanting to go for both. I'm just asking which one you'd rate higher. :mrgreen:
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Re: For Money or Passion - Motivation to Attend Law School?

Postby mephistopheles » Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:43 pm

preftige.

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Postby rad lulz » Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:43 pm

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Re: For Money or Passion - Motivation to Attend Law School?

Postby scifiguy » Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:44 pm

mephistopheles wrote:preftige.



Ohhh good one too....hmmm, edit poll?

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Re: For Money or Passion - Motivation to Attend Law School?

Postby Gunnar Stahl » Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:39 pm

rad lulz wrote:stop making threads

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Re: For Money or Passion - Motivation to Attend Law School?

Postby dr123 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:40 pm

TCR is to attend lawl school to find love.

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Re: For Money or Passion - Motivation to Attend Law School?

Postby Mal Reynolds » Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:41 pm

Ghost93 wrote:
rad lulz wrote:stop making threads

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Re: For Money or Passion - Motivation to Attend Law School?

Postby Br3v » Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:56 pm

Mal Reynolds wrote:
Ghost93 wrote:
rad lulz wrote:stop making threads


Confirmation this is NOT sesh?

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Re: For Money or Passion - Motivation to Attend Law School?

Postby thesealocust » Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:28 pm

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Re: For Money or Passion - Motivation to Attend Law School?

Postby Crowing » Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:49 am

Does the OP qualify for a body of work ban yet?

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Re: For Money or Passion - Motivation to Attend Law School?

Postby scifiguy » Fri Apr 19, 2013 1:03 am

I don't know. Maybe it's just me, but I find these topics kind of fascinating.

Plus, they do relate to law school, decisions to attend, considerations to make, etc.

But, out of respect for others, I shall cease with posting such content on a regular/abnormally high basis!

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Re: For Money or Passion - Motivation to Attend Law School?

Postby Mal Reynolds » Fri Apr 19, 2013 1:08 am

scifiguy wrote:But, out of respect for others, I shall cease with posting such content on a regular/abnormally high basis!


You just posted another thread topic. Please go away and never come back.

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Re: For Money or Passion - Motivation to Attend Law School?

Postby hephaestus » Fri Apr 19, 2013 1:41 am

scifiguy wrote: Maybe it's just me

Yep

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Re: For Money or Passion - Motivation to Attend Law School?

Postby togepi » Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:48 am

Mal Reynolds wrote:
Ghost93 wrote:
rad lulz wrote:stop making threads


He reminds me of a young SMS

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Re: For Money or Passion - Motivation to Attend Law School?

Postby Tom Joad » Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:59 am

My love would be not having to do anything at all and still having a liveable salary. If I got 30k a year, I would literally be happy to never work ever.

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Re: For Money or Passion - Motivation to Attend Law School?

Postby Tekrul » Fri Apr 19, 2013 3:37 am

Tom Joad wrote:My love would be not having to do anything at all and still having a liveable salary. If I got 30k a year, I would literally be happy to never work ever.


Ladies and gentlemen - I present to you the reason that the great communist experiment failed.

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Re: For Money or Passion - Motivation to Attend Law School?

Postby scifiguy » Fri Apr 19, 2013 4:22 am

There's a great discussion of people feeling "unfulfilled" by the law in this thread:
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=206358&start=325

It really calls into question just how much people might be giving up if they're going to law school heavily weighted towards the money side and they turn out disliking or not being inspired by the real practice of law. It seems people even getting SAs and good salaries just have an empty feeling about the law.

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Re: For Money or Passion - Motivation to Attend Law School?

Postby DougieFresh » Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:44 pm

I think perhaps a compelling question would be, for those who chose love: what is your plan to build a career that incorporates your values?

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Re: For Money or Passion - Motivation to Attend Law School?

Postby KremeCheez » Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:21 am

Are we kinda just assuming Money = Power?

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Re: For Money or Passion - Motivation to Attend Law School?

Postby sinfiery » Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:39 am

Tom Joad wrote:My love would be not having to do anything at all and still having a liveable salary. If I got 30k a year, I would literally be happy to never work ever.

If I hate being a lawyer, I may try to set this life up for myself by like 30.

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Re: For Money or Passion - Motivation to Attend Law School?

Postby M458 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:55 am

sinfiery wrote:
Tom Joad wrote:My love would be not having to do anything at all and still having a liveable salary. If I got 30k a year, I would literally be happy to never work ever.

If I hate being a lawyer, I may try to set this life up for myself by like 30.


Safe withdrawal rate is 4% (though that's for retirees who expect to live off the $ for another 20-30 years), so to set this up for yourself you'd need roughly $750,000. You can do it!!! Never mind those pesky issues of inflation, family, cyclical markets, etc.

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Re: For Money or Passion - Motivation to Attend Law School?

Postby sinfiery » Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:09 am

I ain't playing it safe. Atleast a quarter of my investments will go into gold and another quarter into bitcoins. I'm thinking ill be set with 90k to invest

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Re: For Money or Passion - Motivation to Attend Law School?

Postby M458 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:16 am

sinfiery wrote:I ain't playing it safe. Atleast a quarter of my investments will go into gold and another quarter into bitcoins. I'm thinking ill be set with 90k to invest


Don't forget Greek, Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian bonds. They're a cornerstone of any self-respecting aggressive investor's portfolio.

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Re: For Money or Passion - Motivation to Attend Law School?

Postby bananapeanutbutter » Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:29 am

scifiguy wrote:Which would you rate higher as the biggest/bigger factor for you wanting to go to law school?

Money has traditionally been a huge one for many people (despite the statistics we all know nowadays about lack of jobs and scarce high-paying ones).

Passion/Love just refers to your deep interest in the field.

In this poll, you can only choose one or the other - despite possibly wanting to go for both. I'm just asking which one you'd rate higher. :mrgreen:

However your brain works, you need to reprogram it. You always ask such dumb "philosophical" questions about thoughts and feelings. Who cares? Nobody. Just do something with your life. It's this special snowflake stuff that convinces people to go to 4th tiers. Being a law student isn't special. Being a lawyer isn't special. Being a partner in a major firm isn't special. It's a job.

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Re: For Money or Passion - Motivation to Attend Law School?

Postby scifiguy » Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:51 pm

bananapeanutbutter wrote:However your brain works, you need to reprogram it. You always ask such dumb "philosophical" questions about thoughts and feelings. Who cares? Nobody. Just do something with your life.


I guess it depends on the person.

Some people don't care as much about certain thread topics, so they skip them (e.g., a thread on what type of laptop to bring to law school or a thread on what the legal economy is like in Alabama, etc.). I skip 99.9% of threads here, as does probably everyone else.

I think the concern I've been more understanding of, though, is not making so many separate threads. I agree with that for a variety of reasons. But, in terms of topics of discussion, I don't see any problem generally with being able to discuss topics such as the ones I've posted.

bananapeanutbutter wrote:It's this special snowflake stuff that convinces people to go to 4th tiers. Being a law student isn't special. Being a lawyer isn't special. Being a partner in a major firm isn't special. It's a job.


Hmmm, what did you mean above? My OP (or others?) suggest a special-snowflake mindset? This part I wasn't clear on.




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