RichardHarvard2014 wrote:I appreciate the advice, but (lol) in all honesty I could really give a damn about the academic means if it allows me to reach my career ends.
The top DC staffers (Speaker's Office, State, DNC, Law Firm) I have become close with in my time here are not going to really care which law school I go to, what my GPA/LSATs are, or if I go to law school at all. This is why the point of this post is DC LAW SCHOOL. DC anything really - but to me I just have always wanted to understand the law and have the credibility in counsel.
Also it is themed as "Harvard Boost" which is bittersweet in the fact that you agree it does help us in the career path. If I wanted to just go to law school I would be 125% invested in grades and LSATs and apply across the country - I just want to be in DC and thought law school was the best route. MY GPA is low because I have purposely slacked on school work to do campaign and relationship building work. Conscious choice.
The only reason I hesitate at American is that it is an hour from the hill where my friends are. That is being weighed against "no extra degree at all." The political region I come from, the unstoppable drive I have for my team, and the ability to get shit done in a political/business world at an early age is what has pushed me to this point and got me into Harvard with a subpar SAT as a lower middle class white male. Now I'm thinking that living in DC is my best bet and that any law degree would work here on out. Not to mention people hate double Ivy degrees. Maybe it's get a job and then do a night law school at GTown?
Sorry to write alot I just feel like some added back story is necessary.
This is some world class mastabatorial writing here. How'd you type so fast with one hand under the table? Seriously though, how'd you get so close to "top staffers" at the DNC and Speaker's Office (Republican since you were a freshman by the way) when you were running "major" campaigns in Mass? The mental gymnastics you must do...