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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: lobbying...jd/ma?
« on: July 31, 2006, 04:55:44 PM »
Well, here's what got me onto the whole lobbying kick.  I got to talking to a lobbyist from Iowa, and he started going on and on about how he loved the job.  His job is based there in Des Moines, but they also send him to DC quite often to hob nob with the Senators and Congressmen.  His life sounded great to me.  Live in a quiet state, but yet still have an influential job dealing with the government.  He suggested that I go to law school and do something similar to him when I expressed interest.  He had gone to Drake University Law, and it had worked out for him.  Is his setup unusual? 

Oh, and I guess I should say that I love my internship.  Capital Hill is amazing even as an intern.  It's more the city that I don't like being in.  Too much crime, too expensive, etc.....

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: lobbying...jd/ma?
« on: July 31, 2006, 03:25:09 PM »
Haha, you are so right about the appropriations comment.  I'm interning on capital hill right now (did I say that already?) and have been working on appropriations for the last week.  It's such a coincidence that Senator Spector's (the chair of appropriations committee) state gets the most money! 

Anyway, the time here in DC has told me I don't know if I want to go to school here.  I like the rural enviornment a little more. Though I do intend on applying to GMU, DC itself is a little much sometimes when you have no money.  However, GMU is still big city, so I have to figure out what's more important, the political center of the country or enviornment.  May I ask where you left DC for check01?

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: lobbying...jd/ma?
« on: July 31, 2006, 12:59:39 PM »
By the way dcarealsattaker, that picture is aweful.  The ASTROS won that series by the way! 

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: lobbying...jd/ma?
« on: July 31, 2006, 12:02:27 PM »
One more question for you all.  Would I have to go to a DC area school to get a politically related job in law?

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: lobbying...jd/ma?
« on: July 31, 2006, 11:55:28 AM »
Stevo, do you know where these other firms are outside of DC?  I wouldn't mind working in DC, but I'd also like to know what other options there might be.  Thanks for all the advice from everyone.  Keep it coming!

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This isn't my thread, but how about I throw something out there just to give the conversation some direction.  Same region, not T14. 

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: lobbying...jd/ma?
« on: July 28, 2006, 05:44:35 PM »
Thanks everyone for the input! 

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: lobbying...jd/ma?
« on: July 28, 2006, 11:46:21 AM »
I think you may be the first person I've talked to or heard from that is intersted in the sort of thing I am (though maybe not specifically the organizations you meantioned).  You must be older though, I'm still in college.  I'm actually doing an internship on Capital Hill right now (slow day, so I'm kinda monitoring this message board), so it sounds like I'm on the right track as far as internship stuff.  I don't really want to stick with just my B.A. as others had mentioned, simply because I don't think I'd be satisfied with myself for stopping there.  Plus, I wouldn't mind practicing law before getting into politics anyway.  I'm glad to know that the law degree can get me to an area I'm intrested in.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: lobbying...jd/ma?
« on: July 28, 2006, 11:23:10 AM »
Thanks alot thenextstep.  May I ask what kind of career your looking into specifically (or are already in)?

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Yes this is true with law school.

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