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What My Future May Hold

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A few weeks ago, I took the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT). My “career” hasn’t had much direction lately, so I’m considering changing course. Since I probably won’t have a decent enough test score to get into the top schools, I figure it’s best to save money and go for one less expensive and in-state, such as Rutgers School of Law. Alternatively, I may decide to move out to California or some other place not New Jersey, whether I choose to go to law school or not.

This is just an idea I’ve been kicking around lately and I’ll have to completely commit myself to the education if I choose to follow through. I’ve always had so many varied interests, it’s been hard for me to settle on one and turn it into a “career.” I suppose having many interests and talents, while a great quality I’m happy to have, makes it difficult to focus and thus hard to get ahead on any one path.

For example, last year I stopped working in the corporate world to teach in a high school, only to come back to the same corporation when the program was cut back in the fall.

My dissatisfaction with my current job keeps growing and I have a hard time dealing with the fact that the work that I do makes very little use of the things at which I excel. And I’m certainly not getting ahead financially. Maybe law school is the answer. I could take a law degree and have many options for an interesting career.

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avatar Luke Landes ♦127,480 (Platinum)

Dean,

The debt factor is definitely a concern I am factoring in. I thought about it when I paid the $112 for the LSAT, the $100 I’ll pay to register for the application service, the multiple $50 school application fees. .. The small payments hurt now, I can only imagine how it’s going to feel paying for tuition. I’m definitely considering the cheapest route to the degree. The way I see it, unless you’re in a top school, the degree is a degree is a degree and it doesn’t matter where it comes from.

avatar Dean B

Law school students generally become indentured servants to their corporate law firms…they have to work in order to pay down their loans.

My friend wanted to ‘save the world’ as a lawyer, but he had to take a (so far) 5 year detour to pay down his loans.

Food for thought…nothing more than that.

avatar Babette

I recommend talking with a Law School admissions rep regarding career paths. Choose a school that will support your transition from student of law theory to successful practioner.

avatar Neville Medhora

What type of law would you like to pursue?

I’ve known a few people who have changed their life course and gone to law school, only to end up slightly less miserable before (making more money makes you a LITTLE less miserable!)

Unless you really know which direction law school will take you, choose wisely!

avatar Luke Landes ♦127,480 (Platinum)

Thanks for all the comments on law school, I do appreciate it. My interests lie with music and entertainment, with thoughts tending towards copyright. But we’ll see. I can barely focus on my MBA now, I can only imagine it will be much more difficult later on.

avatar Sanela

I would reccommend a couple of books:

Rich Dad Poor Dad by R. Kiyosaki and Awaken the Giant Within by T Robbins

Difficult to decide path to financial independence without getting financial education none of us, unfortunately, get from schools.

I got my degree 10 years ago and, although I have a good job as an online marketing manager, it is only when I discovered home business oportunity that set me on a real personal growth path, and made me realise that all these years I have been working for money and that the real path to financial success is to get the money work for you.

I work as an independent Herbalife Distributor now and future is a lot brighter. Network marketing is the fastest growing business tool at the moment and Herbalife is a leader in network marketing. I would highly reccommend everyone who enjoys helping other people to succeed to try this opportunity.

Great fun and great returns.

avatar Sanela

I would reccommend a couple of books:

Rich Dad Poor Dad by R. Kiyosaki and Awaken the Giant Within by T Robbins

Difficult to decide path to financial independence without getting financial education none of us, unfortunately, get from schools.

I got my degree 10 years ago and, although I have a good job as an online marketing manager, it is only when I discovered home business oportunity that set me on a real personal growth path, and made me realise that all these years I have been working for money and that the real path to financial success is to get the money work for you.

I work as an independent Herbalife Distributor now and future is a lot brighter. Network marketing is the fastest growing business tool at the moment and Herbalife is a leader in network marketing. I would highly reccommend everyone who enjoys helping other people to succeed to try this opportunity.

Great fun and great returns.

avatar Luke Landes ♦127,480 (Platinum)

“Network marketing” = pyramid scheme.

Have fun with that and best of luck to you, but I think most people around here know better. :>

Sidenote: Spammers are getting friendlier.

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