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General Off-Topic Board / Good Programs for Law Grads
« on: October 25, 2014, 08:40:12 PM »
Haven't posted here in several years, but I figure this is the kind of place to ask for opinions and advice.  I'll start with a little background on my situation.

I graduated from law school about 5 years ago and found legal work to be pedantic, boring, and soul crushing.  It's really just not for me at all.  I made the decision to join the military for a number of reasons and have been hiding out here for a few years.  I've deployed overseas, held leadership positions at a low level, and as a result of my service I get to use the Post 9/11 GI Bill.  It makes sense to me to go back to school after my commitment ends because it's free and I can get a fresh start at something else while using my law degree and military experience to give me a leg up from my peers.

The reason I'm posting here is because I really have no idea what kind of program or degree I should be looking at.  I don't want to spend years and years in school, so it would probably be some kind of 2 years masters program, but beyond that I don't know.  The sort of thing I want to get out of this new degree is that the program has lots of connections with companies where I can work internships while in school and that the industry is something that will be relevant for the next few decades with actual job prospects.  I am not trying to get a useless fine arts degree; academia is not my goal.

Does anyone have any suggestions?  I guess the really obvious answer would be some kind of Public Policy degree at one of the better DC schools, but does anyone have other ideas?

Incoming 1Ls / Oh My God People, Don't Read Before 1L
« on: May 14, 2007, 03:16:22 AM »
You're setting yourself up for a lot of dense material that you will have a hard time understanding (yes even you Mr. Political Science Major) and it is completely unnecessary.  Don't improve your writing.  If your law school thought your writing was garbage, they would make you do something over the summer.  Don't read books or outlines or take Law Preview because it is unnecessary and a waste of time and money.  This is the last summer vacation of your life, where you can just lay out in the sun and drink a Mai Tai all day, don't spend it in your room reading about Contracts.

You'll also save everyone in your class from your gunner douchery because you think you're the man after reading before law school.

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