Stick with the professors that will give you the best letter.
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I've only known one cop who decided to go to law school, and quit after 1L summer. Once she got a taste of what she would be doing as a lawyer, she realized she would be going from a career where she does a lot of paperwork because of stupid people to a career where she'd be doing an even greater amount of paperwork because of stupid people.
But if you really want to do it, your age and your previous career will neither help nor hinder your admission to law school. It's almost all in the numbers. Though I'm sure you'll be able to come up with a pretty compelling personal statement to go with your applications.
« on: August 18, 2011, 01:01:17 PM »
Thank you to those very few Republicans who aren't totally reprehensible douchebags.
« on: August 14, 2011, 08:11:17 PM »
Sure, if you're looking for the J in JD to stand for Jesus.
lol this post makes me laught now
Okay, you're either delusional, being intentionally obtuse, or trolling. In any case, trying to help you further would be pointless.
wow you seem to be living in fear. Just because you think thats going to happen to you it doesn't mean it's going to happen to others. Step out of that negative mindset. If I ever become a lawyer I will definetly open my own practice. And guess what? I'll gaurantee that I will be succesfull. The only thing holding me back right now is that I don't want to pay for it so I'm searching for scholarships to fund most if not all of my education because I hate being in debt for education. Education should be free for everybody but thats another topic altogether.
I actually have no personal investment in whether someone starts a firm, so I'm not sure of where you get the idea that I'm "living in fear" or that I "think thats (sic) going to happen to [me]" since my legal education is done and my career is established. It's not like I'm competing against anyone posting here for jobs or my livelihood, so I have no personal interest other than altruism in dissuading them from making what is likely to be the biggest mistake of their lives, compounded by making an even larger one, like trying to hang a shingle right out of law school. All I can do is try to inform you that you aren't the beautiful and unique snowflake you perceive yourself to be, that when you get into law school there will be a lot of people there who are smarter and will do much better than you will, that the career you create for yourself will likely in no way resemble the one you imagine for yourself at this moment, and that nothing is going to be the way you think it will be. It certainly won't be as easy as you think it will be. I've seen lots of people with your enthusiasm come and go, and when they go, so does the enthusiasm. Almost as a rule. Personally, I hope you're able to hang onto that, and I hope that you're able to make your dream a reality. But I'm not putting any money on it. I don't live in fear; I live in reality.
It did, sort of, in the section on crushing debt and IBR. But it definitely answered all of the questions previous to the one about hanging a shingle, making that one moot.
In other words: you're getting ahead of yourself. Think about how many firms and single lawyers already exist in pretty much every town over 11k people in this country. Then think about the failure rate of new businesses. Then think about if you had a legal issue you needed resolved, and if you would want someone established or someone who hasn't been in practice outside the supervision of a "real" lawyer. You're going to be sharking DUI cases that are too poor to pay for an experienced lawyer and make too much for a PD or legal aid. It's going to take a lot of those cases to pay the expenses of running a practice, your regular expenses, malpractice insurance, CLE and your loan payments.
« on: August 03, 2011, 03:06:38 AM »
Not necessarily over. Contact the bar association where he wants to practice to find out for certain before dropping a ton of money on a JD that won't do anything for him.