Prestige, Money, Power, Connections...plus I look absolutely stunning in business attire.
Well, I'm glad everyone's excited about dressing up like lawyers for work. I myself hope to stay out of business attire as much as possible. Oh and as for men being turned off... I expect my partner or any potential partner to be attracted to me for who I am (passive, aggressive, passive-aggressive, whatever). I've gotten nothing but hit on for being powerful and intelligent. But beyond that, I think we are beyond the basic evolutionary I'll @#!* her because she seems fertile arguments. We do have minds, culture, and education to retrain us from our biological urgings... Anyway, I'm going to law school because of a fundamental belief in the power of language to work major societal, cultural and political change, to have the opportunity to link my intellectual/theoretical interests to real people's lives, to work for peace and justice, to reaffirm the power of an individual or small group to take on and transform powerful institutions, to be a scholar/activist, to train my mind, to challenge my usual ways of thinking, to challenge myself and others ethically, and to provide for a future in which I can be flexible about what I'm spending my time on and where. Don't expect to make any money; the attorney where I work makes $30,000 and can barely pay her rent and loves every day of work. Hope all our dreams come true, (and then we'll probably see how wrong-headed those wishes were! God laughs at our well-made plans, [and we are better for it... ])