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Does anyone have any input?

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I have always considered law as a potential career since eighth grade.  Yes, it was serious.  I wasn't one of those kids who couldn't pick an interest, and stuck with law.  I interned at a medium-sized law firm in New York City, actively participated in my school's Mock Trial and Moot Court team, among other Mock Trial competitions outside of school.  On top of that, I took a law course at the University of Chicago during my junior year in High School, and I won the mock trial there as well.

I am not trying to boast, or show off.  I am proving that I truly wish to make something of myself in the field of law.  I even considered other fields (business, doctor, psychology, professor, writer, actor, swimmer, etc.) but I ended up back with Law.  I loved it too much to let it go.  Everything else is placed on the "back-burner."  I will dabble in business through the stock market, or through corporate law.  I will write as a hobby, and continue to swim throughout college, and recreationally.  As for acting... I really enjoy it, but I cannot envision myself making a career out of it.  I'm not willing to take that risk.

I am graduating High School this year, and most likely I will end up at the University of Michigan for my freshman year.  I have the option to transfer to Georgetown University - with a guaranteed admission, as long as I retain a certain GPA; and, I'm willing to spend $120.00 on application fees, besides Georgetown - Stanford University, and University of Chicago.  Who knows, maybe I can make it into a better school?

Or, perhaps, should I attend the United States Military Academy at West Point?

My short-term goal is to get into Stanford Law School, Harvard Law School, Columbia Law School, and the like.  After that, to get recruited by a big, big law firm.  Hopefully, one of the best.  Which route is the best for me? 

Note:  I did apply to West Point, for other reasons than to just furnish my resume.  I would be happy going there, OR a great school like Georgetown U, and especially Stanford U.

I need some guidance on setting a path for success in my legal profession.

You're constructive advice is appreciated.  :)

Thanks,

Kyle

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Pre-Law in high school / Re: How-to become a Successful Attorney...
« on: March 27, 2006, 12:05:40 AM »
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.   ;)

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Anyone?

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damn a lot of posts....

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Wit; Developing it...
« on: March 26, 2006, 11:43:48 PM »
I want to have the perfect balance of having a great social life, and doing extremely well in school....

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Wit; Developing it...
« on: March 26, 2006, 11:41:15 PM »


Ride the Snake

Have sex you mean?


Nah, it was a reference to an SNL skit with Jim Carrey.  I don't know why it popped into my head.


But it's the kind of randomness that you can pass off as wit if you find an exceptionally gullible woman  ;)

 ;D

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Wit; Developing it...
« on: March 26, 2006, 11:36:12 PM »

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General Off-Topic Board / Wit; Developing it...
« on: March 26, 2006, 10:40:34 PM »
How does one learn to think on their feet?  To think FAST.... and to develop witty remarks when on a date, for example.

Or to think quickly on your feet in case a case does not go your way?

And charm and charisma... how?  We all have the potential, but how do we unleash these characteristics?

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I heard Yale is bad for biglaw because of their academic focus. So if you want to get into that I'd go to Cooley.

Why is Yale bad for BigLaw?  Where did you hear this from?

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