In my time mostly reading and sometimes posting on this site, I have developed a great deal of respect for this community. I have seen that we have experts in every field, people with amazing natural intelligence, and as many wide ranging life experiences as anywhere. I know that the main focus of the site is getting progressive democrats elected, but I have also come to enjoy how it truly has become a community where diaries of a more personal nature have been accepted as well.
With that in mind, I am about to embark on one of the most important phases of my life and have decided to come to people I respect for advice. I am currently going into my senior at year at Boston College where I major in History with a minor in environmental studies, and I am about to begin the law school application process. I figured there are a decent amount of lawyers and law students on the site who could provide valuable insight. If you feel like you can help in any way read on for my musing on the path I am thinking about and for some questions.
I have always wanted to go to law school, pretty much since participating in Mock Trial in 7th grade. The experience was so much fun and so exciting I was hooked. I have since found out that being an attorney isn't really like mock trial, but I am still fascinated by the law and enjoy any of my undergraduate classes that use the case method. Since I have started environmental studies I have become interested in working with the law to help the environment. If anyone works in environmental law that would be great.
Besides that I have some questions. I am pretty set on the application process but any tips on that is always helpful. I am more interested in peoples law school experiences. How did you deal with the public vs. private sector debate. I am currently dealing with the moral dilemmas of some private work against the financial insecurity that can come with public work. I'm sure most people deciding to go to law school and in law school have dealt with this problem. Any stories on how you handled it would be greatly appreciated.
Another question, should I take time off before going to law school?
I'd also appreciate your impression of the specific law school you went to and info about your current career if your willing to provide it. Basically just info on your path to becoming an attorney and your experience with it now.
Anyone that made it all the way through this diary, I really appreciate it. Anyone who leaves comments I doubly appreciate that.
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