Best Law Schools for Future Lobbyists

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Best Law Schools for Future Lobbyists

Postby kas613 » Sat Nov 02, 2013 4:54 pm

My goal is to get into lobbying, any law schools you would recommend?

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Re: Best Law Schools for Future Lobbyists

Postby Danger Zone » Sat Nov 02, 2013 4:56 pm

kas613 wrote:My goal is to get into lobbying, any law schools you would recommend?

Harvard.

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Re: Best Law Schools for Future Lobbyists

Postby shakiraftw » Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:33 pm

Be a member of the tribe

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Re: Best Law Schools for Future Lobbyists

Postby goldenboy514 » Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:34 pm

Goodluck finding your way into lobbying when you had trouble finding yourself into the correct forum

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Re: Best Law Schools for Future Lobbyists

Postby steel_shot » Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:35 pm

Danger Zone wrote:
kas613 wrote:My goal is to get into lobbying, any law schools you would recommend?

Harvard.


Alternatively, Yale.

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Re: Best Law Schools for Future Lobbyists

Postby shakiraftw » Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:39 pm

Harvard Yale Stanford is all irrelevant. Being a member of the tribe with connections trumps all this nonsense. The OP by asking this question has no such questions. Hence, he is destined to fail.

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Re: Best Law Schools for Future Lobbyists

Postby Louis1127 » Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:49 pm

Lots of lobbyists are just former Congressional staffers who like working in the arena of policy but were tired of the shitty pay. I know many of these folks who have nothing more than BAs in Poly Sci from bigstate U.

Intern for your Rep or Sen, work hard, be nice, network, get job as a lower-level staffer, work way up, be a lobbyist, profit.

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Re: Best Law Schools for Future Lobbyists

Postby Danger Zone » Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:52 pm

shakiraftw wrote:Harvard Yale Stanford is all irrelevant. Being a member of the tribe with connections trumps all this nonsense. The OP by asking this question has no such questions. Hence, he is destined to fail.

I'm not a tribesman, so listen to this guy.

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Re: Best Law Schools for Future Lobbyists

Postby wtrc » Sat Nov 02, 2013 6:01 pm

Prob HYS. But I thought becoming a lobbyist was what people sold out to do, not aspired to do. Interesting career choice (seriously).

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Re: Best Law Schools for Future Lobbyists

Postby iamgeorgebush » Sat Nov 02, 2013 7:41 pm

The ten most highly paid lobbyists and where they got their JDs (or not):

Bruce Joston: No JD
Robert Pickel: NYU
Mimi Simoneaux Kneuer: No JD
Cary Sherman: HLS
Alan Roth: NYU
Rick Pollack: No JD
Cynthia Fornelli: GWU
James Assey: GULC
Howard M. Schloss: No JD
John Dalton: No JD

Source: http://www.nationaljournal.com/blogs/in ... bbyists-05

This may also be of interest: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=218432

But probably HY.

My mostly uninformed opinion: I suspect it would not be a very good idea to go to law school if all you want to do is become a lobbyist. If I were you, I would go to law school only if I would also be happy practicing law, because that is probably what you'll do, at least for a while. And I would probably not choose my law school based on whether it would be a good school for a future lobbyist, unless maybe it's a close choice between, say, Cornell, Northwestern, and GULC.

Or listen to this guy:

Louis1127 wrote:Lots of lobbyists are just former Congressional staffers who like working in the arena of policy but were tired of the shitty pay. I know many of these folks who have nothing more than BAs in Poly Sci from bigstate U.

Intern for your Rep or Sen, work hard, be nice, network, get job as a lower-level staffer, work way up, be a lobbyist, profit.

But really, TLS is not the best place to solicit advice about these sorts of things. (And especially not the LSAT forum...I mean, really?) Ask a lobbyist with a JD, not a bunch of 0Ls and bored 2Ls/3Ls.
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Re: Best Law Schools for Future Lobbyists

Postby Hitchensian » Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:26 pm

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Re: Best Law Schools for Future Lobbyists

Postby dextermorgan » Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:40 pm

Harvard, Yale and Princeton. Stanford is shit for your purposes. You need to go to a law school where you can meet presidents.

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Re: Best Law Schools for Future Lobbyists

Postby RobertGolddust » Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:13 pm

Ava Maria School of Law

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Re: Best Law Schools for Future Lobbyists

Postby Criteslaw » Sun Nov 03, 2013 6:05 pm

dextermorgan wrote:Harvard, Yale and Princeton. Stanford is shit for your purposes. You need to go to a law school where you can meet presidents.


I feel like a lot of people on this forum give a lot of advice but are morons. I hope you're kidding... But i am not sure..
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Re: Best Law Schools for Future Lobbyists

Postby SlackOff » Sun Nov 03, 2013 6:14 pm

Criteslaw wrote:
dextermorgan wrote:Harvard, Yale and Princeton. Stanford is shit for your purposes. You need to go to a law school where you can meet presidents.


I feel like a lot of people on this forum give a lot of advice but are morons. It's like a cookie cutter circle jerk. Where would one apply to Princeton Law School? Link please? Does one need prior unicorn riding experience to be admitted?

Jesus.

No unicorn riding experience necessary... One must simple own a Delorean with a flux capacitor.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princeton_Law_School

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Re: Best Law Schools for Future Lobbyists

Postby JJ123 » Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:29 am

Georgetown isn't a bad choice, either.

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Re: Best Law Schools for Future Lobbyists

Postby wtrc » Mon Nov 04, 2013 2:44 pm

Criteslaw wrote:
dextermorgan wrote:Harvard, Yale and Princeton. Stanford is shit for your purposes. You need to go to a law school where you can meet presidents.


I feel like a lot of people on this forum give a lot of advice but are morons. It's like a cookie cutter circle jerk. Where would one apply to Princeton Law School? Link please? Does one need prior unicorn riding experience to be admitted?

Jesus.


Based on his/her post count, I think it was a joke, but yeah, I noticed that too.




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