Anonymous asked: On your bar application- definitely file it now. I know it's daunting, but I've been waiting for them to approve me for A YEAR, and I'm 26, I've always lived in the state, and I have no criminal history. Good thing I passed the bar all the way back in July, right? They are slow, slow, slow. I've been living in my dad's house, doing shitty jobs, feeling depressed. Don't let that happen to you.
Hello! Yes, actually I filed it last year and I’ve already been cleared :D Thank you for the advice though! Hopefully this will help someone else out!
Anonymous asked: I'm freaking out about my decision of wanting to go to law school given the current market for lawyers. What made you look past this and still decide to be a lawyer? (I'm currently a junior in undergrad)
That is a good question. The best answer is that I had a sort of mid-life crisis where I didn’t know what I was going to do with my life and time was running out for me to pick the next step. I was not so much aware of the market for lawyers at the time of my decision, I just knew that I wanted to choose a path with the potential to help real people out. I also figured that I was good at reading and writing and I really liked logic problems ahahahahaha
To be real, though, if you are GOOD at being lawyer and love it, I think there will be a job for you. I was an intern for a judge this summer and about 90% of the lawyers who came through were either completely incompetent or didn’t care at all about their clients. The job market is pretty bad for everyone at the moment, but I think that there are many other options open for someone with a law degree, besides being a lawyer. The skills you learn – reading, writing, and analyzing – are highly valued in many fields.
But this is just merely my humble and non-expert opinion~
Anonymous asked: what kind of law are you interested in going into?
I am not positive at the moment, but I am considering patent/intellectual property law due to my biology-centric undergraduate career. Apparently lawyers with a science background are in demand in the field, which is expanding as technology advances. Plus I enjoy the subject, which helps.
BUT I really want to use my law degree to help people… and intellectual property doesn’t really seem to be quite a people-centric field. So I have also thought about family law and securities arbitration (helping small-time investors).
At some point I would really like to be a judge, though… I just don’t know how to get there from here >_> I should really go and talk to my career advisor soon. Ugh thinking of the future makes my head spin a bit sometimes @__@
actlikeachamp asked: Hey great advice to that anon, law school classmates can be miserable sometimes, good to know we have other #lawblrs for support.
Thank you~! Spreading wisdom is why I am here :D Yes the lawblr network is one of a kind, do reach out if you need anything.
(Sorry for the late reply, I saw your message a while ago but was swept in a whirlwind of business >_> But do know that it made my day :D)
Anonymous asked: Did you ever feel like quitting law school not because of the law, but because of the people? There are days when the people at my school are just so insufferable and behave like high school students.
The direct answer to your question is no, I never feel like quitting law school because of the people. Why? Because I know that most of them are going to be completely incompetent, unsympathetic lawyers, and the world needs people who aren’t like them in the field.
I agree that dealing with people at law school can at times be difficult. That’s why I just try to mind my own business. Honestly, most of the people I’ve met have really not been my type of people. I don’t want to party, I don’t want to be a part of all the gossiping, and I don’t want to share my notes/outlines. I do a lot of people watching/listening, and what I’ve observed really hasn’t given me any good vibes. Maybe somewhere buried in the student body are some quality people like you, anon, but I just haven’t met them yet.
My advice for you: STAY IN LAW SCHOOL ANON. Tune out the distractions and just do law school your way, even if it means living a semi-lonely three years. The legal field needs you and the world will benefit from your dedication.
Hope that answers your question, anon, and feel free to drop me a line if you have any others :D Also, if you ever need to talk to some people who aren’t your classmates, there are some awesome lawblrs around who I am sure are more than willing to keep you company :D