Going to Law School but don't plan on becoming a lawyer

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Re: Going to Law School but don't plan on becoming a lawyer

Postby BizOwner » Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:13 am

Unless you plan on running for POTUS.

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Re: Going to Law School but don't plan on becoming a lawyer

Postby hephaestus » Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:18 am

Samara wrote: You should not go to law school if you don't want to be a practicing attorney.

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Re: Going to Law School but don't plan on becoming a lawyer

Postby JazzOne » Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:33 am

When I decided to attend law school, I did not intend to become a practitioner. There were three factors that contributed to my decision to attend law school despite the fact that I wasn't set on being a lawyer. First, law school was free (full scholarship). Second, I thought law school would be intellectually stimulating. I was correct, but I took a lot of "law and" classes (e.g., philosophy, history). I did NOT take business associations, fed courts, fed tax, or anything gunnerish. I would not have enjoyed law school as much if I had taken more practical courses. Third, I was interested in academia after law school.

Having said that, I should add that nearly all of my classmates are practicing law, as did I before finding a suitable academic post.
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Re: Going to Law School but don't plan on becoming a lawyer

Postby typ3 » Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:09 pm

JazzOne wrote:When I decided to attend law school, I did not intend to become a practitioner. There were three factors that contributed to decision to attend law school despite the fact that I wasn't set on being a lawyer. First, law school was free (full scholarship). Second, I thought law school would be intellectually stimulating. I was correct, but I took a lot of "law and" classes (e.g., philosophy, history). I did NOT take business associations, fed courts, fed tax, or anything gunnerish. I would not have enjoyed law school as much if I had taken more practical courses. Third, I was interested in academia after law school.

Having said that, I should add that nearly all of my classmates are practicing law, as did I before finding a suitable academic post.


Nice J1 is perpetuating the degree mill / academia scam. ;)

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Re: Going to Law School but don't plan on becoming a lawyer

Postby JazzOne » Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:53 pm

typ3 wrote:
JazzOne wrote:When I decided to attend law school, I did not intend to become a practitioner. There were three factors that contributed to decision to attend law school despite the fact that I wasn't set on being a lawyer. First, law school was free (full scholarship). Second, I thought law school would be intellectually stimulating. I was correct, but I took a lot of "law and" classes (e.g., philosophy, history). I did NOT take business associations, fed courts, fed tax, or anything gunnerish. I would not have enjoyed law school as much if I had taken more practical courses. Third, I was interested in academia after law school.

Having said that, I should add that nearly all of my classmates are practicing law, as did I before finding a suitable academic post.


Nice J1 is perpetuating the degree mill / academia scam. ;)

I'm glad you included the emoticon. When I read your post, my initial reaction was anger because I do a LOT to educate my LSAT students about the risks of attending law school. I told someone last week to Google search "scamblog." I also sacrifice a lot of personal income by telling people about TLS instead of charging them $50+/hour for tutoring.

But I see now that you were joking. Nice trolling. Lol

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Re: Going to Law School but don't plan on becoming a lawyer

Postby iamgeorgebush » Tue Oct 22, 2013 1:09 am

I was bored and spent a couple hours looking up the 100 United States Senators. Some facts:*

- 56 Senators have JDs [100% of JDs, 56% of Senators]
- 25 JDs are from "regional" schools (i.e., in the Senator's constituency and not in the T14) [45% of JDs, 25% of Senators]
- 19 JDs are from T14 schools [34% of JDs, 19% of Senators]
- 9 JDs are from non-regional schools ranked lower than 50 [16% of JDs, 9% of Senators], and one of those Senators taught at Harvard Law School
- 6 JDs are from Harvard [11% of JDs, 6% of Senators]
- 4 JDs are from Georgetown [7% of JDs, 4% of Senators]
- 3 JDs are from Yale [5% of JDs, 3% of Senators]
- 2 JDs are from UVA
- 2 JDs are from non-regional schools ranked 15-49 [9% of JDs, 2% of Senators] {UCLA and GW, if you're curious}
- 1 JD is from Stanford [2% of JDs, 1% of Senators]
- 1 JD is from NYU [2% of JDs, 1% of Senators]
- 1 JD is from U. Michigan [2% of JDs, 1% of Senators]
- 1 JD was both editor-in-chief of the Yale Law Journal and editorial chairman of the Harvard Crimson, not to mention YLS classmates with the Clintons and clerk to the justice who authored Roe v. Wade just a year after the decision [2% of JDs, 1% of Senators]
- 1 Senator did not receive a bachelor's degree [0% of JDs, 1% of Senators]

*All data from Wikipedia. Rankings refer to 2013 U.S. News rankings.

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Re: Going to Law School but don't plan on becoming a lawyer

Postby chaseychase » Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:58 pm

I'm interning at a bank holding company right now and work closely with the Contracts Department. Every analyst in the department has a law degree; some took the bar and others did not.

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Re: Going to Law School but don't plan on becoming a lawyer

Postby Lord Randolph McDuff » Fri Nov 08, 2013 3:00 pm

nickb285 wrote:Varies, but it's directly proportional to the percentage of idiots at a given law school.


+1

Also what is more disturbing is the amount of people at my school who went to law school for no reason at all. I guess they vaguely believe they might want to practice law, but I pretty much lump them into the "don't want to practice" crowd.

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Re: Going to Law School but don't plan on becoming a lawyer

Postby ManoftheHour » Fri Nov 08, 2013 3:03 pm

PRgradBYU wrote:
nickb285 wrote:Varies, but it's directly proportional to the percentage of idiots at a given law school.

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Re: Going to Law School but don't plan on becoming a lawyer

Postby ManoftheHour » Fri Nov 08, 2013 3:03 pm

BizOwner wrote:Unless you plan on running for POTUS.


Gun for dat big presidency.




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