Quotenot that this is going to prove anything or matter, but if you were a. really good at your fine art (acting, playing an instrument) and b. passionate about your talent, it seems unlikely you would settle for a career in the law as it offers, at best, a tangential (ie you can't play your instrument or act in productions full-time) connection to these pursuits. i applaud you for "UR" last paragraph, someone has finally discovered the obvious limitations of message board debates.
ccast...if your argument were true, then why did all of the bussiness majors do business instead of going to law school? Why are not the poli sci majors pursueing political careers? Why didn't the the engineering majors pursueing enginnering careers?Just because someone decides to take a career path different from the one they originally chose (probably when they entered college at the tender age of 18) can we really say that they are no longer enjoy or are passionate about their art? Perhaps the realities of the industry make it difficult for them to make a living at their career. There are a lot of very talented actors, dancers, singers, etc. out there who have not been able to earn a living practicing their art but who are none the less very talented. Maybe their family circumstances mean that they have a difficult time pursueing their art. I don't know....I'm just saying that I really don't see how your argument holds any water and I am no longer going to waste any time trying to proove it as my soup is now ready.
As a current music major, I feel compelled to say something as well. It is not an easy major. Sometimes the grading scale may be more lenient, but the actual major is incredibly challenging. There is little else that requires so much time and effort. And to anyone who thinks it's easy - please take an advanced music theory class. I think your opinion will change. As for myself, I've always enjoyed both law and music. There was no hurry to go to law school, and the training I received these past fours years will be with me for the rest of my life. I don't regret that decision.I don't mean to offend anyone, but as I'm preparing for law school and my senior recital, I can vouch wholeheartedly that the belief about fine arts majors simply isn't true.
ElizaYou mistake these situations to be analagous. Business/Politics(iepolicymaking) are definitely more connected, career wise, to the law then the fine arts are. Almost anything else (even Journalism, which I don't consider to be a fine art (ie PLAYING an instrument, CREATING visual art or ACTING)) is more directly related to the study and practice of law (covering legal stories). If you actually look at the conditions I set forth, it is easy to see that all the examples and arguments subsequent to my post (the one about hearing loss) did not meet either condition a or b, and thus do not fall within the scope of the claim. My point isn't particularly controversial. Those with the ability and passion sufficient to make a CAREER out of the fine arts don't go to law school. So, if you are going/applying then you lack either/both of these things. Someone mentioned dancers who plan to work as a lawyer after they can't dance, but I would argue that if they truly meet these two conditions they would find work MORE directly involved with dancing (ie teaching, choreographing) rather than simply being a lawyer who represents dancers/companies.
God, that's the truth. I had friends senior year who were ready to chuck their whole music degree because of Advanced Theory. It's from Hell! Thank God there is a little give on the grading, or none of us would ever make it!