What drove you to law school...

<p>... and is the experience what you expected? I'm looking for opinions from future, current, and former students on why they want to attend/are attending/attended law school. Thanks in advance and I look forward to your responses.</p>

<p>Stupidity, greed, pride, vanity.... I am sure as hell glad I got out of there quickly.</p>

<p>Wow, sounds like you had a pretty bad experience. Care to elaborate more?</p>

<p>For me it is for the title ( i am getting an LLB and not JD) and the fact that knowing how to be/talk/ think like a lawyer sounds pretty good. </p>

<p>So far it has been pretty hectic though since I am doing this double majoring with communication studies part-time while have a full time engineering job. Law degree is estimated to be done in 3-4 years and I am skipping alot of classes. I would say people around me see alot of changes on my work emails and reports since everything seems to be rhetorical and 'covers all grounds'.</p>

<p>All in all, i think its worth it.</p>

<p>A cab driver drove me there from the Oakland Airport the first time. He told me I should feel very proud. I gave him a tip.</p>

<p>I first thought about going to law school in the 4th grade when I read in an encyclopedia article on U.S. Presidents that most of them had been practiced law.</p>

<p>By the time I applied to law school, I had dialed back my political ambitions. But I knew from my undergraduate studies that I could read very fast, enjoyed textual analysis, and liked constructing reasoned arguments. Law school seemed like the surest path to work I thought I would like, and a comfortable income. I had my misgivings while I was in law school, where I realized that much of what lawyers are asked to read holds little interest for most people. But I perservered long enough to find work that has kept me interested enough to keep doing it decade after decade (albeit with a major career shift along the way) while providing for my family.</p>

<p>My undergrad (Ursinus) was full of horrendous, self-involved liberal administrators who claimed to be highly educated but continually -literally- intentionally endangered the physical safety of students for their own political and economic purposes. By the end of my time there I decided that I wanted to devote my life to suing inhuman sociopaths like them, and so I went to law school.</p>

<p>Haha, so I guess it's safe to say that you lean right now? Would those of you reading this tend to agree that if you went to law school, it was to introduce a sense of justice into the world where you thought it was lacking, much like the above poster? Or was it for monetary gain, as many others are quick to point out?</p>