Here's a convo w/a fellow LSDer:
Kristay: i don't know how people can write so much on so little
Kristay: One professor I had wrote her dissertation on something ridiculous like "this" or "that"...I don't remember which word it was
Kristay: but i was like...you did what?
Kristay: are you insane?
Kristay: which is why i'm not getting a phd
Kristay: i would never make it
Matokah: i know! i read one of those dissertations and it's totally a commentary on why the biblical author chose a certain vowel system over another on one fricking verb or something insane like that.
I originally wanted to go for my phd in near eastern studies or archaeology, but I KNOW I can't write 100+ pages on one single topic.
Kristay: same here!
Kristay: can i use that in my PS?
Kristay: "I would like to pursue a career in law because I am incapable getting a PhD and becoming a college professor"
Matokah: use what? "too lazy to go for phd; thus, hello to the J.D."? ;-)
Matokah: LMAO. Do it for a safety school and see if you get in anyway (like Cooley ;-))
Kristay: maybe i'll do it for ave maria since they gave me a fee waiver
Matokah: or Golden Gate. Write just a horrible PS about how you'd rather get your PhD but see if you get in anyway with your LSAT score ;-)
Kristay: that would be an interesting test
Matokah: tell them you think Jesus doesn't exist and that abortion should be required for stupid people. auto-admit ;-)
Matokah: I seriously wonder what they'd do with an applicant who has strong numbers but who writes a PS on a politically liberal topic (a Christian law school, I mean. . .like Regent)
Kristay: i don't know, but i'd like to find out!
Kristay: I like to think it's a diversity factor, but I'd be willing to bet there's a ding waiting for anyone who does that.
Kristay: Schools like Regent, IMO, don't want diversity, they want conformity to "societal and moral norms".
So...what do you think would happen? Will Cooley or Ave Maria or some other TTT accept me based on an LSAT score even if I tell them "I don't really want to go to law school, I'm just doing it b/c I can't write a dissertation?"
P.S. These are not our screen names so if you try IMing "Matokah" or "Kristay" it's either a) not going to work or b) you will not be talking to LSDer Matokah or LSDer Kristay
P.P.S. DISCLAIMER: I do have real reasons for wanting to go to law school and the whole "What I really want to do is become a college professor" should not be taken seriously (b/c I anticipate a lot of "You shouldn't go to law school, then" responses from people)