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    choosing law as a career.

    would it be pointless becoming an attorney; everywhere i go there are advertisements for a hundred different attorneys.

    -I wouldn't mind going to law school and all, but there's an overabundant amount of people in this career. should choosing a different career be the best bet?

    opinions please

    #2
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      #3
      I dunno. I've thought about going to law school but I doubt I'm going to do it.


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        #4
        Ask rev the mike, he's about to finish law school

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          #5
          I have absolutely no idea what your situation is in but I'm assuming it's pretty liberal right now.

          I've always figured if you had to choose a profession pick one where they'll always be a need. Like a doctor, educator, or even something dealing with numbers.

          No matter where you go in the world those kinda people are needed so your almost always guaranteed a job.

          An attorney? My ultimate goal would be on some Judge Matthis shit if I ever went to law school. That faggot is boss.

          wuckin it.

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            #6
            Pick a career that wouldn't be entirely useless if this country tanked.


            not saying it is, but whatever.

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              #7
              Become a pro rolleblader

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                #8
                Originally posted by Gonzalo
                Ask rev the mike, he's about to finish law school
                Don't do it. There are much easier ways to make money. Stay away.

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                  #9
                  I thought about it because I am a great arguer and can keep up with litigation however, putting 5 years into something and a lot of $$$ seems rather pointless considering the state of the world.

                  Pretty soon there will be no lawyers as increased security will.... well fuck it I don't feel like explaining it.

                  Don't waste your time is the correct cynical answer you were looking for.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by rev. the mike
                    Originally posted by Gonzalo
                    Ask rev the mike, he's about to finish law school
                    Don't do it. There are much easier ways to make money. Stay away.
                    Ha ha, sometimes I think the same way about med school, In fact, being a doctor is a terrible way to make money. Glad I'm in it because I like it.

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                      #11
                      Choose lawl as a career.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by jesus
                        I thought about it because I am a great arguer and can keep up with litigation however, putting 5 years into something and a lot of $$$ seems rather pointless considering the state of the world.

                        Pretty soon there will be no lawyers as increased security will.... well fuck it I don't feel like explaining it.

                        Don't waste your time is the correct cynical answer you were looking for.
                        A criminal record would also be kind of a downer when being a lawyer.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Blade Psycho
                          Originally posted by rev. the mike
                          Originally posted by Gonzalo
                          Ask rev the mike, he's about to finish law school
                          Don't do it. There are much easier ways to make money. Stay away.
                          Ha ha, sometimes I think the same way about med school, In fact, being a doctor is a terrible way to make money. Glad I'm in it because I like it.
                          there will always be a demand for your profession all over the world. Plus people can appreciate docs cause they actually help people.



                          So far my experience with the legal system hasn't been positive. And as much as I hate to admit it. When someone tells me they're a lawyer or law student it makes me more wary of them.

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                            #14
                            don't do it. it'll be shit and not fun. unless your only in it for the money. however if your a lawyer your head won't switch off after work you just think about work, your life is your work. fuck that.

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                              #15
                              Ill tell you guys in a few years if it was worth it
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                                #16
                                i'm a paralegal right now and i can't wait till may 20th when i quit ... i hate everything about the job except the pay. the law office i work for does estate law (writes wills and settles estates when people die).

                                i wouldn't be too worried about whether you are going to have a job or not when/if you decide to take this path. there are so many different fields of law to go into (real estate, criminal, divorce, insurance, the list goes on for a while) and even though it seems like there are a lot of lawyers, there seems to be plenty of work to go around. i know at our office we have to turn people away still these days because we just have too much work ... just know that with all of them, you have put in a lot of time and hard work through school and the first couple years of work before you really start to see money in your pocket. if you have more questions, feel free to pm but i would seriously consider looking more into it before you decide on anything.

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                                  #17
                                  do you guys actually think "choose a profession pick one where they'll always be a need. Like a doctor, educator, or even something dealing with numbers." ?

                                  choose something you LIKE and wouldn't mind waking up in the morning and go do the whole day. I rather make a little less money and be happy with my work.

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                                    #18
                                    Originally posted by perris
                                    do you guys actually think "choose a profession pick one where they'll always be a need. Like a doctor, educator, or even something dealing with numbers." ?

                                    choose something you LIKE and wouldn't mind waking up in the morning and go do the whole day. I rather make a little less money and be happy with my work.
                                    i agree with you 100% and that is why i'm leaving my job. only until recently have i found something that i could be happy with the rest of my life and yes the pay is significantly less than if i was to stay at my current job but i guarantee you that i will be much happier in the long run. like i said it took me years to think of something ... for those of you that are still looking, keep your options open and talk with anyone and everyone ... just having those ideas (with what other people do and how they like it) will help you narrow your decision down.

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                                      #19
                                      I work for the Indiana State Bar Association, and we are a resource for Continuous Learning Education, conferences, disciplinary committees and a slew of other assistance for lawyers and trust me, there are tons of lawyers out there but firms are letting people go left and right.

                                      The strongest sections of law seem to be Young Lawyers, Utility Law, Land Use and Zoning, General Practice & Solo and Small Firms, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights.

                                      Construction and Surety, Elder Law, Employment and Labor Law, and Intellectual Property Law seems to be pretty unstable.

                                      If you are wondering what I am using to determine this, I am basing it off of how many members we currently have for each law section and we are seeing a large number of shifts in numbers for each respective section.

                                      Young Lawyers section always has big numbers because you are considered "Young" for the first 5 years of practice, and when a new graduating class floods the job market every year, it takes 5 years for them to fall off that section.

                                      A lot of people are going to be graduating from law school soon-ish (I don't follow graduation dates) and a lot of them had positions at firms waiting for them upon graduation. But due to the economy, firms are withdrawing offers.

                                      Who knows what will happen during the time it takes to get a law degree if you start this year, but do what you like to do.

                                      If you are money motivated, just sling rock. It's probably less stressful and doesn't take that much start up money to get the ball rolling compared to tuition for law school.

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                                        #20
                                        Originally posted by perris
                                        do you guys actually think "choose a profession pick one where they'll always be a need. Like a doctor, educator, or even something dealing with numbers." ?

                                        choose something you LIKE and wouldn't mind waking up in the morning and go do the whole day. I rather make a little less money and be happy with my work.
                                        man, if he knew what he liked do you think he'd ask be-mag about law school?

                                        wuckin it.

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