Again you guys are missing the point. I want to hear from people who are wondering whether law is really for them. In other words there must be those of you who had hopes of getting into a higher ranked school and now that you havent , do you feel like maybe your not meant to be a lawyer.
I mean lets be honest, none of you guys have gone through law school yet, or gone out there looking for a law job yet. The fact is that whether you like it or not, lawyers are rankings whores and will judge you instantly based on where you went to law school. So while you guys may think that the "ABA doesnt tier schools" or that you know of some guy who made it or some other bull excuse like that.. the fact is that maybe you could do better by just waiting.
I am just surprised so many people are so eager to jump into a loosing bet so quickly.
Ha, no. You don't seem to get it. For many, the goal is to practice law -- to be engaged in working with the law as a career. The hoop one must jump through is law school. That was my goal. Sure, I knew that getting a better LSAT score could only make things easier for me. I studied my ass off for it.
And, of course, like I said before, nothing is guaranteed. I won't know what it's like to be a lawyer until I am one. But how is that different than any other professional career?
That's great that you got into such a great program by being a more interesting candidate. I think your experience is exceptional. Most kids don't have those kind of options though or the ability to create them. And, I might add, going your route doesn't guarantee success either.
I guess I, and most others, fail to see how you don't get that there are plenty
of tier 2-4 grads that have jobs as lawyers and enjoy it. Or, how you don't understand that some people just want to practice law and don't care that they didn't get into a top 20.