buckiguy_sucks wrote:yellowyak46 wrote:I'm pretty sure all this job discussion started when told me that dual degrees are useless and then suggested I shouldn't even go to law school unless I want to do big law. I think think it's both naive and very odd to suggest that non biglaw jobs are a waste of a law degree. I realize the job market for law grads isn't exactly rainbows and unicorns, but I think if you're willing to travel outside of the biglaw-oriented markets of NY, SF, Chicago, etc., there are available jobs for those that work for them. There are literally thousands of people that need legal assistance in the US, and there are jobs available to those that want to help them. I've spent enough time in the legal world (I don't need people telling me I'm wrong... just save it and let me wallow in my poor judgment if that's what you think) to know that the job market isn't nearly as crap as some people suggest, especially if you have a degree from a decent school and/or a desire to work hard.
AAANYWAY. Let's please not talk about that anymore. I have a real legitimate question for people. Hopefully it won't incite a riot or whatever. I would appreciate some real answers that don't involve letting me know I'm wasting my life.
I've seen that taking the LSAT more than once isn't looked unfavorably upon by most law schools (I think I've heard Yale is the possible exception). However, I'm interested in the converse: Is taking the LSAT just once looked at favorably at all? Or nah?
LSAT more than once being unfavorable is flame, all they care about is your highest score
FWIW I never said the only reason to go to law school is big law, but I will say the only reason to go to law school is to be a practicing attorney. It's great to do legal aid, be a PD, or be some other kind of private or public interest attorney, but people who get law degrees because they're "versatile" don't understand the job market, which doesn't appear to be the case for you.
And yes, I will agree that the decision to go to law school just to get a JD which could help your non-lawyer related career aspirations is certainly an odd one, and probably not a smart one.