« on: March 11, 2009, 06:41:54 AM »
I don't understand why everyone is jumping on LawDog. He made some really good points. Maybe my law school is atypical (doubt it), but I can make a list of the people who really want to be lawyers and those who came to law school for the "wrong reasons." It's obvious. Law school isn't just like any other program. Law school is super-intense and you are studying the SAME SUBJECT all day long. You had better love it or you'll be miserable. BTW, I have an MBA so I have done other graduate work. Law school is completely different.
There are some in my section who are already bored and aren't even doing the reading anymore. Also, there are some who are keeping up but are thinking of quitting because they hate it. I've often thought that their spots should have gone to other applicants who really wanted it. Maybe those applicants had a slightly lower UGPA or LSAT but would have studied their butts off and made fantastic lawyers.
Bottom line, I agree with LawDog that the adcomms SHOULD be going through the files with an eye for who really wants to be a lawyer and who is just doing it for the money, to escape the economy, or some other disingenuous reason. Would you really want a lawyer representing you that had no interest in law? I wouldn't.
(But I am realistic enough to realize that there are reasons why adcomms accept the highest numbers. I'm just sayin'...)
+1! That's what I am saying. You guys who disagree with me have been doing some very selective reading, b/c i said that some of the people who have recently decided to go to law school have done so for good reasons. I said that many had job offers that were just too good to pass up, or deferred, like I did, but then couldn't come back for several years b/c of a family tragedy...or other reasons. i said I was not lumping everyone together.
Now. I am going to ignore the perpetual elephant that inhabits almost every post I write on and just chalk it up to jealousy, ignorance or whatever. I don't mind people ganging up on me b/c I am secure enough to know when I have made a solid argument. I also know that, in this game, if people gang up on you, you are the strongest combatant. Some of these people are going to disagree with me no matter what I write, even if their disagreements are logically inconsistent with their own stated principles.
But make no mistakew about it. I am no snake-oil salesman. I have been one of the best all of my life, and I will continue being that way. I love frustrating people; it proves my superiority over them. I also love it when I know I am right. I love to give credit where it is due, and many of you deserve a lot of credit for being such worthy adversaries; you make me think (no patronization here). But some others of you need to check yourselves, and read my comments fully before you write, b/c you look absolutely foolish.
"If everyone agrees that you're wrong, you MUST be right."