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Going for Law school - changing career completely

miguelsousamiguelsousa Registered User Posts: 29 New Member
Hello guys!

I am in the middle of a dilemma and I would appreciate any help.

I am a professional musician and I work for TAMU. I have been touring the world and I even got a record label wanting to record a Cd. I feel like I am finally living the dream I have worked so hard. I even left my country to chase this dream.

Although lately I haven't been happy. Not happy at all.

I have been questioning about the purpose in music. What music does to the humanity and, in my mind, it doesn't do much. I want to make the difference in the world, I want to help people and I feel that as a musician I can't do this.

I have been always interested in advocacy. Last Summer I was back in Portugal and I talked with one of my best friends from high school and he is a judge currently. All the stories he told me made me so excited and wanting to go further with this.

But this is the reality:
I will be 29 years old in December. I have a bachelor and a master in Piano performance. I am hard work and I am willing to put all the work and study in this.

But I need to know, is it to late? If not, what is the process I should follow?

Thank you! Any help is highly appreciated!

Replies to: Going for Law school - changing career completely

  • poblob14poblob14 Registered User Posts: 406 Member
    Too late? My wife went to law school when she was 36.

    If it's your dream, follow it, but as a lawyer I have to say that there are individual songs that have made more of a difference in my life than all the lawyers in the world put together.

    Law school is hard, and a legal career can be personally rewarding, or financially rewarding, but rarely both, and often neither.

    Take the LSAT and see where you land, and take it from there.
  • bluebayoubluebayou Registered User Posts: 24,428 Senior Member
    No, not too late. Law school admissions is nearly all about GPA+LSAT.

    Your professional music career is a great soft factor, but won't make up for subpar numbers above.
  • TempeMomTempeMom Registered User Posts: 2,759 Senior Member
    The more you have to borrow to go, the less of a good idea it is. Many lawyers I know are stuck in jobs they do not like because they need it to pay the SL bills.
  • cbreezecbreeze Registered User Posts: 4,522 Senior Member
    There are many other ways to help people. Law school is expensive and most lawyers cannot afford to advocate for people who can't pay them.
  • Sportsman88Sportsman88 Registered User Posts: 1,579 Senior Member
    And music does a lot for humanity. It lifts moods and inspires hearts. If you want to do something different, change, but not because you think music doesn't help humanity.
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