« on: November 08, 2007, 12:17:50 AM »
I'm in total agreement with you. First off, I disagree with the notion that financial motivation in some way taints one's world view. When it comes to law school, the prospect of making a "good living" at some point in the future was definitely a factor in my decision to attend. Luckily, I also have an intrinsic appreciation for the law and if law school is able to convert that into a marketable asset, so be it. Secondly, I tend to think that people who post statements such as the one here are somewhat immature and not grounded in reality. That might sound cynical, but at least it's practical. I know what it's like to be BROKE and asking your parents for 20 bucks--and it's not fun. Sure, I'm excited about being part of a profession that is afforded a real opportunity to make progressive changes for our society. Becoming an attorney is one of the best (and most overlooked) ways of becoming an "active citizen". On the other hand, if making a lot of money is incidental to that, I'm all for it.