bilbaosan wrote:CyanIdes Of March wrote:I don't follow. You want a JD ... for the fun of it? I'm wondering why you think it's going to be much fun (everything I've heard, I expect the experience to be stressful and time consuming) and why you'd take any debt at all for something that will in no way benefit you. But in any case, that's not really our business so go for it, tell us how it turns out.
No, I intend to actually take the bar. I've been a software engineer for the last 20 years, and combining my current work experience with the law (esp patent/IP law) would be pretty good. At least my company thinks so, and they're willing to cover it up to some extend (with strings attached of course). This is why the school must be local, part-time and not too expensive. Things might be different if I was young and dreamed of a law career, but I'm not.
If this is legit, just write a stupid sample. How could you be in the workforce for 20 years, but not have the work-ethic to write "I think they should fly instead of drive, here's why" for 20 minutes? You aren't allowed to leave the test center till after the tests are collected. Your options are write the sample with no consequence, sit there for 35 minutes and do nothing (with possibly huge consequences), or pretend to go pee (with possibly huge consequences). You will look like a joke when schools pull up your writing sample.