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Title: How-to become a Successful Attorney...
Post by: NYCK on March 22, 2006, 03:46:09 PM
I am a High School Senior (Class of '06); I am in need of your help.  Please do not click "back" on your web browser, and here me out.  This is not another "help me get into law school" thread--it's more than that.

I am sure many High School students, UG students and LS students can learn from this.

A little information about me:

I am passionate about law; I love it.  I'm crazy about it. 

Ideally, I would like to get into a top 30 UG institution and then attend a T-15 Law School (preferably:  Harvard, Columbia, or N.Y.U.).  All of us wish this idealistic dream to become a reality.  But I fear I am far, far away from that goal.  Ever night, I go to bed ashamed that it may be unrealistic.  I'm sick of it; I want to change.  I want to change my fate, so to speak.  I want to become the best student and graduate with honors from the collegiate level, and get into the TOP law firm and become the best god damn lawyer in the country.

I'm not stupid.  I'm very driven, but I--quite frankly--screwed up throughout High School.  I read often, do research, and read case law on my spare time.  I never really bothered with homework and the like.  High School bored me.  As a result of failing to take High School seriously, I lost my academic work ethic.  It's hard for me to even get into the habit of studying, unless the subject interests me.

I only did extremely well in my Constitution Law class.  No, I'm not failing anything, but my grades are not strong.  It's not strong enough to get into a good UG.  I fear I'm falling onto the wrong path.

I need your help to get back on the right direction.

My, current, GPA is a 3.4 or 3.5, I think.  On a 100 point scale, my overall average is 87.89.  My SATs are low too; I didn't study or anything.  640 verbal/590 math/500 writing

I participated, and did very well, in my school's Moot Court competition and Mock Trial competition.  In fact, I was the leading council and the coach.  I even interned at a Law Firm, based in New York City (in City Hall) since Freshman year.

To sum it up:

I really screwed up in High School.  My average freshman year was in the high 70s, but I pulled out of that hole.  But, I still screwed up.  I could of done so much better, thereby exposing myself to better UG institutions.

I feel powerless and, a bit, hopeless.  I want to become one of the best in the field.  What must I do?

I would really, really appreciate your assistance.  I'm in a pickle...

Thanks,

Kyle

P.S.

Furthermore, I understand my years as a High Schooler is over.  So there really is nothing I can do with my HS GPA or my SAT score.  That's behind me now, unfortunately.  Time cannot be manipulated; but, what can I do now?  What must I do now while I hope to get into New York University, Northwestern University, and University of Chicago for UG?  Regardless if I get in or not, what can I do to better prepare myself?

How can I change my ways to become the best student; the best attorney; and socially adept?

--Please address all my issues--
Title: Re: How-to become a Successful Attorney...
Post by: NYCK on March 22, 2006, 04:21:50 PM
Advice... anyone?
Title: Re: How-to become a Successful Attorney...
Post by: krumanadi on March 22, 2006, 04:29:44 PM
Advice... anyone?

I did sh!tty in high school too.. For whatever reason, it just bored me also.  It does not matter one bit.  I went to college and did much better (still not as good as I could have done) and tad-ah, im going to law school.  As long as you stop screwing around and bust your ass, theres no doubt you can get into a good law school.  Harvard/Columbia/NYU is another story - everyone wants to go there - and you will have to study hard on the LSAT and score in the 170's to have a shot - no small feat.

Just do good in college and you'll be fine.
Title: Re: How-to become a Successful Attorney...
Post by: NYCK on March 22, 2006, 04:32:23 PM
I am just scared, to be honest.  I screwed up.  Many forum members say (in other posts) to get a 4.0 GPA in High School, and study your ass off to get into the top UG schools in the country.

I'm no where near that.  The best schools I applied to are:  Cornell, New York University, Northwestern and University of Chicago for UG.  I doubt I'll get in.

My back-up school accepted me though--Syracuse University (ranked #50 by USNEWS).

I don't know what to do anymore.  I lost faith in myself; and confidence.

I want those wasted years back and do well.

I screwed around; partied; and screwed girls from left to right neglecting my grades.  And the spare time I had left for homework, I spent on reading cases, and other law stuff for the pure enjoyment.  I neglected school all together, but I floated by.  It was easy, but I really screwed up my chances for the top law school--it seems.

How can I change it? Really?

Since High School is basically over... what can I do now? 

Just do well in college?
Title: Re: How-to become a Successful Attorney...
Post by: John Galt on March 22, 2006, 04:32:35 PM
Now - college start: go to the best school that you can or go to the one that is the best fit for you. Forget about high school. Get drunk as often as possible between now and graduation (wait, are you 21 yet?)

Freshman Year: Start off well. Get into a mindset that you want to do as well as possible. If you want to go to Harvard, Columbia, etc this truly means that you need perfect grades. If you fall behind freshman year, its pretty hard to catch back up. Start building some rapport with your professors. Have them write recommendations for you for school wide scholarships. When people do things for you, they become invested in you so they'll want to see you succeed. Build this type of relationship early. Also, you're building up a bit of a resume by getting some scholarships.

Get involved with an organization in your school and meet lots of people. Start writing for your school newspaper and write a paper or two on a topic you're passionate about. Submit it for publication if it is high quality or let one of your profs read it over and save it to keep working on it so that you can publish it later.

During the summer volunteer for an organization or do a fellowship for half the summer. For the other half of the summer go to Africa to do research or humanitarian work. Alternatively, stay at home and volunteer in the inner city.

Sophomore Year: Keep your grades up. Start learning about the LSAT. Let it be known that you want to apply for (prestigious scholarship _____) Gain a leadership position in an organization and volunteer during the school year. During the summer work for an organization or a cause that you are passionate about

Junior Year: Apply for fellowships, scholarships, keep your grades up. Take testmasters, Powerscore, or griffin prep. Get a high score on the LSAT. During the summer, do all your applications; perfect your essays; get those strong recs; have your connections make a few calls; boom

Senior year: Send off your apps, sit back n relax.


Of course this is just a general guideline for getting into a top law school. My path was different as were most people's. There is no one way to have success at law school admissions. Also planning to do these things just to get into law school without recognizing the value of your activities or education is really going to be counterproductive to you in the long run. Do what you love man, and do it well. Then see where you come out. Normally I wouldn't respond to such a thread because its premature, but since you asked me personally, I decided to just put out a general guide. Check out "How to get into Harvard Law" if you want to know what type of activites can help you get in (the same ones tend to repeat themselves) other than that, its truly worthless. Get "How to Get Into the Top Law Schools" (they are indeed books, not articles).

Main thing is: Get good grades (near 4.0 if you're going to a less than stellar institution). Get a good LSAT score. Stay involved with things you're passionate about and build connections with your professors and employers.

if you're worried about your grades, you just have to get yourself into the right mindset. College is terribly easy (sorta like high school) for most people if you aren't lazy. It just takes working long hours every day on sometimes insipid topics. If your skills aren't up to par because you went to a crap high school, seek out tutoring early and be prepared to spend even more time studying. If you're working to pay for college, be prepared not to sleep.


Also, have some fun. Get on an athletic team or get a hobby you really enjoy. Do stuff with your friends on the weekends  (work hard, play hard) and don't forget the friends you leave behind in HS. Some of those can be the best you'll ever have.
Title: Re: How-to become a Successful Attorney...
Post by: juliemccoy on March 22, 2006, 04:40:07 PM
Can you take the SAT again?

If not, see where you've been admitted. You might want to attend a local state school your freshman year. Don't screw around, either. Get great grades and get involved in an activity like Phi Alpha Delta, the pre-law fraternity. Notice, I did not say social fraternity. Go to class. Do not screw around. Make the dean's list. Did I mention "Do not screw around?"

After your first year, look into transferring to a more prestigious university. With your grades and campus activities in college, you will have a better chance. One of my sorority sisters transferred from UCF to NYU after sophomore year. She even did a semester abroad at Oxford.

If you're happy at the state school, stay there. Excel. Join a social fraternity, but don't let those grades slip. Get involved with your university UG trial team. Do community service. Don't screw around. Get good grades. Maybe even join ROTC. In the summer time, do some internships-- at a law firm, for example. Do a special independent study with a professor. Major in something like History or English or Economics (you can minor in Poli Sci, but know that law schools get a ton of Poli Sci applicants-- have a major that stands out showing you can write/think/analyze). Do volunteer work. Get some leadership experience in a meaninful student activity, like Student Gov't.

Above all, don't screw around. Study hard, keep your nose clean and don't get a DUI on Spring Break in Panama City Beach.
Title: Re: How-to become a Successful Attorney...
Post by: krumanadi on March 22, 2006, 04:40:35 PM
I am just scared, to be honest.  I screwed up.  Many forum members say (in other posts) to get a 4.0 GPA in High School, and study your ass off to get into the top UG schools in the country.

I'm no where near that.  The best schools I applied to are:  Cornell, New York University, Northwestern and University of Chicago for UG.  I doubt I'll get in.

My back-up school accepted me though--Syracuse University (ranked #50 by USNEWS).

I don't know what to do anymore.  I lost faith in myself; and confidence.

I want those wasted years back and do well.

I screwed around; partied; and screwed girls from left to right neglecting my grades.  And the spare time I had left for homework, I spent on reading cases, and other law stuff for the pure enjoyment.  I neglected school all together, but I floated by.  It was easy, but I really screwed up my chances for the top law school--it seems.

How can I change it? Really?

Since High School is basically over... what can I do now? 

Just do well in college?

What school is important, but not the end all/be all.  Like John Galt said, if its a less than stellar place, you need close to a 4.0 to think about top law schools, which isn't very east, but that is definitly do-able..  

And stop worrying so much.. It's still very early.  Its good to be concerned, but you got 3 or so more years till your application cycle, in which you will no doubt worry plenty.
Title: Re: How-to become a Successful Attorney...
Post by: krumanadi on March 22, 2006, 04:42:27 PM

After your first year, look into transferring to a more prestigious university. With your grades and campus activities in college, you will have a better chance. One of my sorority sisters transferred from UCF to NYU after sophomore year. She even did a semester abroad at Oxford.


credited.
Title: Re: How-to become a Successful Attorney...
Post by: Goodfella Aaron on March 22, 2006, 04:48:07 PM
Can you take the SAT again?

If not, see where you've been admitted. You might want to attend a local state school your freshman year. Don't screw around, either. Get great grades and get involved in an activity like Phi Alpha Delta, the pre-law fraternity. Notice, I did not say social fraternity. Go to class. Do not screw around. Make the dean's list. Did I mention "Do not screw around?"


I'm in a frat and I did well for myself. I think it made me more disciplined, in fact. Other posters on this board who got into T14s were in them too, as are many of the guys I meet at admitted student days. Don't not join because you're afraid it'll harm your grades. It only will if you let it.
Title: Re: How-to become a Successful Attorney...
Post by: NYCK on March 22, 2006, 04:51:22 PM
Now - college start: go to the best school that you can or go to the one that is the best fit for you. Forget about high school. Get drunk as often as possible between now and graduation (wait, are you 21 yet?)

Freshman Year: Start off well. Get into a mindset that you want to do as well as possible. If you want to go to Harvard, Columbia, etc this truly means that you need perfect grades. If you fall behind freshman year, its pretty hard to catch back up. Start building some rapport with your professors. Have them write recommendations for you for school wide scholarships. When people do things for you, they become invested in you so they'll want to see you succeed. Build this type of relationship early. Also, you're building up a bit of a resume by getting some scholarships.

Get involved with an organization in your school and meet lots of people. Start writing for your school newspaper and write a paper or two on a topic you're passionate about. Submit it for publication if it is high quality or let one of your profs read it over and save it to keep working on it so that you can publish it later.

During the summer volunteer for an organization or do a fellowship for half the summer. For the other half of the summer go to Africa to do research or humanitarian work. Alternatively, stay at home and volunteer in the inner city.

Sophomore Year: Keep your grades up. Start learning about the LSAT. Let it be known that you want to apply for (prestigious scholarship _____) Gain a leadership position in an organization and volunteer during the school year. During the summer work for an organization or a cause that you are passionate about

Junior Year: Apply for fellowships, scholarships, keep your grades up. Take testmasters, Powerscore, or griffin prep. Get a high score on the LSAT. During the summer, do all your applications; perfect your essays; get those strong recs; have your connections make a few calls; boom

Senior year: Send off your apps, sit back n relax.


Of course this is just a general guideline for getting into a top law school. My path was different as were most people's. There is no one way to have success at law school admissions. Also planning to do these things just to get into law school without recognizing the value of your activities or education is really going to be counterproductive to you in the long run. Do what you love man, and do it well. Then see where you come out. Normally I wouldn't respond to such a thread because its premature, but since you asked me personally, I decided to just put out a general guide. Check out "How to get into Harvard Law" if you want to know what type of activites can help you get in (the same ones tend to repeat themselves) other than that, its truly worthless. Get "How to Get Into the Top Law Schools" (they are indeed books, not articles).

Main thing is: Get good grades (near 4.0 if you're going to a less than stellar institution). Get a good LSAT score. Stay involved with things you're passionate about and build connections with your professors and employers.

if you're worried about your grades, you just have to get yourself into the right mindset. College is terribly easy (sorta like high school) for most people if you aren't lazy. It just takes working long hours every day on sometimes insipid topics. If your skills aren't up to par because you went to a crap high school, seek out tutoring early and be prepared to spend even more time studying. If you're working to pay for college, be prepared not to sleep.


Also, have some fun. Get on an athletic team or get a hobby you really enjoy. Do stuff with your friends on the weekends  (work hard, play hard) and don't forget the friends you leave behind in HS. Some of those can be the best you'll ever have.


Some questions...

The school wide scholarships that you mentioned... what is it for?  Is that scholarships for graduate school (i.e. law school) or...?  

And in regard to the connections I make:  How do I use them to help me get into Law School?  Simply ask them to call the school?
Title: Re: How-to become a Successful Attorney...
Post by: juliemccoy on March 22, 2006, 04:53:36 PM

I'm in a frat and I did well for myself. I think it made me more disciplined, in fact. Other posters on this board who got into T14s were in them too, as are many of the guys I meet at admitted student days. Don't not join because you're afraid it'll harm your grades. It only will if you let it.


Aaron, I didn't mean to insult you. Background: I am a former international director for my sorority. I am extremely pro-Greek and advise women every year about sorority recruitment processes.

But given this fellow's history in high school, it seems that if he wants to straighten himself out, he needs to throw himself into academia for a couple of semesters before taking on the time committment and temptations of Greek Life. I'd say he is a likely joiner and could be an asset, but with his admitted poor habits in HS, pledging early on could hurt him academically, as it seems he hasn't learned how to prioritize yet. It  will harm your grades if you let it, but the OP needs some time to develop some good habits that will make him a fraternity asset and keep him on his path.

And NYCK, the poster was referring to developing a relationship with professors so they will write you letters of recommendation for law school and for undergrad scholarships. This means doing well in their classes, visiting them during office hours to talk about the class and your career goals, and maybe even offering to help them with a research project that they may be working on.
Title: Re: How-to become a Successful Attorney...
Post by: Goodfella Aaron on March 22, 2006, 04:57:48 PM
I'm in a frat and I did well for myself. I think it made me more disciplined, in fact. Other posters on this board who got into T14s were in them too, as are many of the guys I meet at admitted student days. Don't not join because you're afraid it'll harm your grades. It only will if you let it.

Aaron, I didn't mean to insult you. Background: I am a former international director for my sorority. I am extremely pro-Greek and advise women every year about sorority recruitment processes.

But given this fellow's history in high school, it seems that if he wants to straighten himself out, he needs to throw himself into academia for a couple of semesters before taking on the time committment and temptations of Greek Life. I'd say he is a likely joiner and could be an asset, but with his admitted poor habits in HS, pledging early on could hurt him academically, as it seems he hasn't learned how to prioritize yet. It  will harm your grades if you let it, but the OP needs some time to develop some good habits that will make him a fraternity asset and keep him on his path.
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Nah, you didn't insult me. Frankly, I think all frats except for my own suck anyway. I guess you're right, maybe hold off for a year before joining if you really want to join one so you can get into a rhythm. Pledging instilled in me a sense of discipline that I carried into my studies and a lot of people I've talked to have done the same, but there's also the brother whose nickname is 0.0...pretty self-explanatory.
Title: Re: How-to become a Successful Attorney...
Post by: NYCK on March 22, 2006, 05:20:21 PM
Okay, I know what to do.   :)

Before graduating UG, I vow that you all will see "ACCEPTED" to all the Law Schools listed in my lawschoolnumbers profile (linked in my signature).

I really, really appreciate your help.

I'm going to take my academia seriously by starting to make a schedule to instill a sense of priority.

I'll use my last months in High School to experiment with various study methods... i screwed up HS anyway so I might as well make the best of it.   ;D


See you around in the forums.

I'm glad I found this forum to help me vent and get my priorities straight.  I will become one of the best attorneys, ever.

EDIT:  If anyone has additional advice, please post it.  I set this thread to notify me in an event that you respond with helpful advice.  I'm all ears.
Title: Re: How-to become a Successful Attorney...
Post by: sje55 on March 22, 2006, 09:11:11 PM
Hi-

I didn't read all of the posts, so I apologize if I repeat something...here is my advice.  You don't have to go to the best college in order to get into a top law school.  What you need is a solid GPA/LSAT and something that makes you stand out.  In my case, I went abroad for a year - spent 4 months in DC (away from my home university in Boston) then Oxford for 6 months...however, that is not the only option.  Play a varsity sport and become captain, start a charitable drive, secure a decent part time job where you have a position of some status.  Basically, do something to get noticed!!

Other than that, make sure that you're committed to academics.  You don't have to be a die-hard academic, I'm definitely not.  What you need is to find a subject that interests you and take many courses in that discipline.  If you like what you're doing in college, and you committed to putting in the work, you'll do well.  It'll come naturally, I promise.

Best of luck, I'm sure you'll do great!  Maybe I'll see you at GULC in a few years =)
Title: Re: How-to become a Successful Attorney...
Post by: The Professor of Parody on March 22, 2006, 10:23:55 PM
Yeah, I don't think that UG prestige is so important for LS admissions (outside of HYPetc or going to the same school for UG/LS). Work on having as perfect a GPA as you can, and pick one or two activities or pursuits that you can excel in, demonstrate leadership, and cull two or three stellar LORs from professors. I'd also suggest taking a philosophy class or two (especially those dealing directly with logic, or analytic philosophy at the least) or trying debate out for a while (see if there's intramural debate if you don't want to join the team). Those can help a lot when it comes time to take the LSAT.
Title: Re: How-to become a Successful Attorney...
Post by: NYCK on March 23, 2006, 09:51:22 PM
This is only half my problem.  I will create a thread encompossing all my general, yet IMPORTANT, questions.  I will post the link to that thread in my signature.  Please help me out.

PM me if you have any response to this thread, before my ultimate thread is posted.  I am closing this.
Title: Re: How-to become a Successful Attorney...
Post by: NYCK on March 26, 2006, 10:05:40 PM
This may be a bit random:  I just realized that you guys are completely right.  I shouldn't stress about this now... just do well in UG and have fun.  I just had an epiphany.

I'll see you in a few years.  Don't miss me, too much.   :-*

Haha... i'll drop by every now and then.   ;)
Title: Re: How-to become a Successful Attorney...
Post by: juliemccoy on March 27, 2006, 07:59:09 AM
Good for you! Good luck!

Remember, college isn't the culmination of your years in high school-- it is the begining of your adult life. So push yourself and challenge yourself-- try out a course you never would have thought you'd take, get involved on campus and remember that your number one reason for being in college is to graduate-- so take your classes seriously! If you're going on to a grad program, grades and activities will be important, so remember that all actions have consequences-- some good and some bad. Don't be afraid to make a mistake or to fail, but don't go out looking for trouble, either!

We expect to hear great things from you!
Title: Re: How-to become a Successful Attorney...
Post by: ElectricalStorm on March 27, 2006, 08:46:48 AM
If you are really worried about your UG institution, then transfer. I screwed around in one subject in HS and paid the price by having to attend my backup school. That institution happened to have a high percentage of commuter students, so it was easier to get a solid GPA, show ambition, get involved, and rise to top. I took that and then transferred to a top level institution. Just make sure that the ambition follows you to the new school and that you just don't rest on your laurels, or the reputation of your new school won't mean a thing.
Title: Re: How-to become a Successful Attorney...
Post by: ! B L U E WAR R I O R..! on March 28, 2006, 10:45:24 PM
Hi-

I didn't read all of the posts, so I apologize if I repeat something...here is my advice.  You don't have to go to the best college in order to get into a top law school.  What you need is a solid GPA/LSAT and something that makes you stand out.  In my case, I went abroad for a year - spent 4 months in DC (away from my home university in Boston) then Oxford for 6 months...however, that is not the only option.  Play a varsity sport and become captain, start a charitable drive, secure a decent part time job where you have a position of some status.  Basically, do something to get noticed!!

Other than that, make sure that you're committed to academics.  You don't have to be a die-hard academic, I'm definitely not.  What you need is to find a subject that interests you and take many courses in that discipline.  If you like what you're doing in college, and you committed to putting in the work, you'll do well.  It'll come naturally, I promise.

Best of luck, I'm sure you'll do great!  Maybe I'll see you at GULC in a few years =)


best of luck to you...god bless.
Title: Re: How-to become a Successful Attorney...
Post by: shaz on March 28, 2006, 11:08:41 PM
why do i like this kid so much?  come back nyck, come back.  just kidding.  nyck you're going to be just fine.  heed this free advice that's been given to you and remember to pay it forward someday.  one day we'll all be charging by the hour for our council. 
Title: Re: How-to become a Successful Attorney...
Post by: thorc954 on July 20, 2006, 10:05:07 PM
Hey man, I went to an eh undergrad, pulled a 3.81 in math, got a 161(not good) on my lsats and will be attending GW(#319) next year. Go to a good school. The caliber doesnt matter unless you want to move from like UVA undergrad to UVA law. The only schools that matter besides one with a law school you are considering are the ivies. The best bet is to take something hard that you enjoy and excell. It is all about the time you put into it. Enjoy college though. Most schools dont want or care about a 4.0. It really just doesnt matter. Anything over a 3.75 is golden. Join clubs. Party it up. Not to much. I stuck to twice a week for most of college. Study your ass off during for the lsats. Work a part time job, meet people, date often, and enjoy being young. Get the work experience, volunteer experience, and resume fillers John Gault was talking about. Where you go now doesnt matter. Ive had friend that transferred from community college to NYU after a year or two. Do whatever is the cheapest. NYU will take a lot of transfers. If you think it will give you the edge, take it. If not, do what I did and save the money by taking scholarships at less schools and sticking it out.  Enjoy the four years you have, but do well at everything you do. Dont half ass anything.
Title: Re: How-to become a Successful Attorney...
Post by: Einstein on July 28, 2006, 02:54:51 PM
for real :)
Title: Re: How-to become a Successful Attorney...
Post by: NatalieMarie18 on January 15, 2011, 10:54:09 PM
NYCK i am in the same exact predicament you were in 5 years ago, if you still look at this website please let me know how you made out, i would love to know the outcome.
Title: Re: How-to become a Successful Attorney...
Post by: NYCK on February 22, 2012, 09:59:08 PM
"It has been a while" is a clear understatement. I am so grateful for this community. Thank you everyone who took the time to respond to a panicked High School student. Believe it or not, you all were the biggest positive influence in my life. Through your experience, I was given very helpful guidance and much needed hope to navigate myself out of my rut.
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Let me cut the suspense. I wish I could tell you that I am currently attending Harvard Law School, but I have yet to enter its hallowed halls. However, I am well on my way. I have encountered my share of setbacks and my recent graduation with a BA in Economics solidifies the conquest of said setbacks.

My GPA is respectable, considering that I made a huge 180 degree change in performance midway into my collegiate career. Transferring to a different undergraduate institution, coupled with a leave of absence for a semester to travel and volunteer, were among most influential experiences that helped shaped me to who I am today. To illustrate the radical change, having a 2.1-2.5 semester GPA was commonplace. Then, out of the blue, I began getting 3.6-3.8 semesters. I also had a larger course load, and of course it was higher level courses. It's completely ironic. In addition to grade performance, I have also developed into a leader on campus. I participated in several organizations and sports. I am big into Rugby and soccer. I played both sports religiously!

I am now studying for the GMAT, then I will begin my studies for the LSAT. My current plan is to pursue the JD/MBA simultaneously. But before I go back to school, I would like to get some work experience first.

Reason 1: Most top MBA programs require work experience anyway.
Reason 2: I need to compensate for my lackluster GPA.
Reason 3: I want to learn more about the legal field before paying ridiculous amounts of money for a JD!

I have several interviews coming up for some BigLaw (ranked amongst the top 10 in the US) firms for the Legal Assistant position. It is a two year program for recent college graduates that are considering law school.

Feel free to reach out to me if have any questions, or if you would like to catch up (to all the older members who knew me on the forum when I was back in HS).

I will keep this thread updated with my progress.
Title: Re: How-to become a Successful Attorney...
Post by: SoCalLawGuy on September 19, 2012, 01:40:20 AM
Well, have you made any progress lately? I read the entire thread, even if it's old,  and it seems you really stepped up and did something good for yourself. Congratulations!
Title: Re: How-to become a Successful Attorney...
Post by: NYCK on March 09, 2013, 06:14:33 PM
Hey SoCalLawGuy. Thanks for interest. This will be a quick write up, but I strive to write a bit more in the coming months.

I have some good news. I am currently attending a top five business school, but I have not touched my LSATs yet. It seems like a big investment, and I am not entirely certain about making a commitment just yet. Nonetheless, I am extremely interested in law; in particular I am interested about the intersection of business and law.

If not law, I am strongly considering management consulting.