Dumb Question: Why Engineers Apply to Law School?

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Dumb Question: Why Engineers Apply to Law School?

Postby carlsenvshikaru » Wed May 06, 2015 11:04 pm

Seen a good number of people claim they are engineers or are majoring in it here at TLS. Why go into law from a seemingly good field already?

Worth the risk, given the legal economy?

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Re: Dumb Question: Why Engineers Apply to Law School?

Postby rinkrat19 » Wed May 06, 2015 11:05 pm

Because I was bored.

In retrospect, possibly not the best idea.

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Re: Dumb Question: Why Engineers Apply to Law School?

Postby carlsenvshikaru » Wed May 06, 2015 11:11 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:Because I was bored.

In retrospect, possibly not the best idea.


No b-school dreams? Figured law would be just as boring too.

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Re: Dumb Question: Why Engineers Apply to Law School?

Postby rinkrat19 » Wed May 06, 2015 11:13 pm

carlsenvshikaru wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:Because I was bored.

In retrospect, possibly not the best idea.


No b-school dreams? Figured law would be just as boring too.

Zero b-school dreams. Avoided all business-related classes in law school.

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Re: Dumb Question: Why Engineers Apply to Law School?

Postby R. Jeeves » Wed May 06, 2015 11:28 pm

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Re: Dumb Question: Why Engineers Apply to Law School?

Postby ChemEng1642 » Thu May 07, 2015 9:57 am

Because I never really wanted to do engineering anyway and don't particularly enjoy it - though I do think that engineering has taught me a lot of valuable skills and has opened doors for me that wouldn't have been open otherwise.

Engineering was my contingency plan in case law didn't work out - a solid fall back

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Re: Dumb Question: Why Engineers Apply to Law School?

Postby JackelJ » Thu May 07, 2015 11:43 am

Realized engineering is way more boring than I thought it was and I don't love doing it. Also, working with engineers made me realize that the job I want will most likely require a PhD or a JD (or a ton of luck). Law school seems like the choice I would like more.

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Re: Dumb Question: Why Engineers Apply to Law School?

Postby jselson » Mon May 25, 2015 10:14 pm

Because I wanted to build a better world.

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Re: Dumb Question: Why Engineers Apply to Law School?

Postby Hutz_and_Goodman » Mon May 25, 2015 10:19 pm

$$$$$$$

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Re: Dumb Question: Why Engineers Apply to Law School?

Postby milkisforbabies » Mon May 25, 2015 11:01 pm

jselson wrote:Because I wanted to build a better world.


Peter Weyland would be proud.

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Re: Dumb Question: Why Engineers Apply to Law School?

Postby jselson » Mon May 25, 2015 11:09 pm

Because I wanted to erect justice and right wrongs.

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Re: Dumb Question: Why Engineers Apply to Law School?

Postby jselson » Mon May 25, 2015 11:09 pm

Because I wanted to construct sophisticated arguments.

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Re: Dumb Question: Why Engineers Apply to Law School?

Postby jselson » Mon May 25, 2015 11:13 pm

milkisforbabies wrote:
jselson wrote:Because I wanted to build a better world.


Peter Weyland would be proud.


Is he the CEO of Google or some thing?

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Re: Dumb Question: Why Engineers Apply to Law School?

Postby DJ JD » Tue May 26, 2015 12:43 am

pulstar wrote:wanted to avoid being surrounded by socially awkward males all the time

...Apparently law school kids are weird too



I was going to say "you thought law was a good idea to avoid this?" but nvm... you've caught on.

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Re: Dumb Question: Why Engineers Apply to Law School?

Postby DJ JD » Tue May 26, 2015 1:22 am

JackelJ wrote:Realized engineering is way more boring than I thought it was and I don't love doing it.


^^^ I know a lot of lawyer that have left the profession for similar reasons, so I completely understand why they'd change.

What I don't understand is why people who've had moderately successful business careers (i.e Big 4, large banks, etc.) doing any kind of work tangentially related to deals come into law school and end up being M&A attorneys. I'm not even a finance or accounting major, but I can tell what they did before can't possibly be more boring than anything they'd be doing at a law firm. Okay, maybe accounting... But the point remains. It's pretty dull work in comparison.

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Re: Dumb Question: Why Engineers Apply to Law School?

Postby POTUSorSCOTUS » Sun May 31, 2015 11:03 am

jselson wrote:Because I wanted to erect justice and right wrongs.




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