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Haha, yeah marrying rich would be easy. But somehow I feel like depending on someone else for $$ is scarier than going to law school when I don't want to!!

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Thanks to everyone for the advice. I really do feel as though I should just take some time off and think about this more before I put myself into such huge debt. But the fact that I know I could do well academically in law school still lingers in the back of my mind. I guess that is not a good enough reason to go through with it though. I'm also trying not to let the idea of starting over in June with a new plan (to get a job)freak me out and push me back towards law school which is a set plan.

One huge concern of mine about attending in the 1st place is that I will end up looking for the same sort of job after 3 years of law school and tons of debt that I would be looking for now since I don't really want to be a practicing attorney. I guess I could just skip and get into politics now.

And just to clarify, I graduated in December from Indiana University. I'm just working a part time job now because thats all I thought I would need considering the (then) current plan to attend law school in August.

And I agree that my family wants me to be happy, but that they have the wrong ideas about what brings happiness. For them its money. While money would be nice, I feel like I need something more.


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I apologize in advance for posting here even though I haven't even started my 1st year yet. I am set to begin at New York Law School this August and, for years, have had serious doubts as to whether I should even go to law school. I'm not looking for someone to make a decision for me...I just need advice. I would go so far as to say that I feel like I might be ruining my life by going. More detail:

-I know that I "could" succeed as a law student
-I do want to get into politics

HOWEVER

-I am terrified and do not really want to go to law school
-My family has been the real driving force behind the law school idea (incredibly controlling people)
-They have convinced me that I will NEVER make enough money with a job I obtian with just my BA in public management.

My question is (and i know this seems rather pathetic)...is it really true that I will fail in this day and age without a law degree? If there is anyone here who has worked a regular job and done well, please speak up.I have fought going to law school for months. But everytime I speak to my family about just getting a job its as if world war III has been unleashed. I don't want to make a huge mistake yet I feel that I am flying towards one here. Should I just run and get a job and forget this whole law school thing?? Help!!

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New York Law School / Re: Who else will be going??
« on: May 25, 2005, 12:16:20 AM »
I'm going!

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: New York Law School
« on: May 25, 2005, 12:10:54 AM »
Michael...I'll definately be going to NYLS. That seems to be the best option after reading what some others have to say. I guess I (as well as everyone else) will just have to find some way to deal with the library issues. Its still scary though!

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: New York Law School
« on: May 08, 2005, 11:18:48 AM »
Hmmm...well the thing is that at this point I will have to wait another year and reapply to other schools since the deadline has passed for the others I was considering. I'm still willing to do that though. I'd really rather go anywhere in California since thats where I want to end up and I'm guessing that getting a job there with a degree from NY Law will be difficult. My decision to go to NY Law School was unfortunately based heavily on my family (who pushed NY Law like crazy). Now I'm really regretting it.

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Where should I go next fall? / New York Law School
« on: May 08, 2005, 12:42:14 AM »
I am supposed to be starting NYLS in August and all I keep hearing are horrible things (ie. bad advising, poor job prospects, overcrowding, the start of new construction this summer etc..). Does anyone have anything AT ALL that they know and would like to share with me about the school? I'm really on the verge of just going somewhere else. Help!


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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Have A Horrible Job??
« on: May 08, 2005, 12:34:37 AM »
Ok, I might be competition!I also graduated in December and am just killing time working at The Limited (a women's clothing store in the mall). Seriously, I have to help people all day long who are too clueless to even know how to dress themselves. And 90% of the time they are rude beyond belief. On top of it, all the other people who work with me are just miserable.....agghhhhh!!! Reminds me of one reason why I wanted to go to law school in the 1st place...so I don't spend the rest of my days watching 200 pound women try to squeeze themselves into size 4 pants!!

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Cabo San Lucas!!!
« on: March 03, 2005, 06:31:24 PM »
Ixtapa, baby! My last sip of freedom!

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: New York Law School
« on: March 02, 2005, 11:12:00 PM »
When did you find out?

I heard about 3 weeks ago...

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