I hate you. I went to law school for a variety of good and bad reasons. At some point during my career, I decided that I wanted to do work for the common good. I have spent most of my legal career in state government. I have been a prosecutor and financial regulator. It’s good, honest work and I won’t get rich doing it. But I make a small difference, and I find it more rewarding than banking or selling pharma or anything else. You are so unbelievably bitter and jaded that it disgusts me. You had the good luck to go to the best schools and get the best opportunities. I guess that because your career did not end up as high profile as Thurgood Marshall’s, or David Boies or other ivy types, you regard your legal career as a failure. Maybe the problem is simply that you are a complete jerk
I, after reding this, cannot find the words to express how I feel. Or the reasons in which I am wiritng this. A part of me hopes for some sort of…sympathy..and encouragement. From my prior time reading this blog and the comments on this, I feel that my searchings are most likely not going to be realized. I probably do not deserve them anyway.
For background information, if anyone is interested, I am “one of the sorry lemmings” anxiously and desperately wanting to go to law school and becoming a lawyer. I do not know if this will ever be realized, but, even after reading this, desperatly hope it does.
I am just a student whom until recently has not had any viable clue of what i wanted to spend the reszt of my life doing. However, I am certainly not one of the many that are thibking about going to graduate school to have buffer of time to figure out their aspirations or to aviod the bad economy or “the real world.” I wish I could say that I wanted to save the world, but I din’t know if I do. I know that I think that even if I wanted to I couldn’t.
I wish that this profession wasn’t under so much scrutiny and …, a part of me is terrified of why they are there.
I am so lost. and i need a mentor very, very badly.
I belive I have made up my mind. I see that through all of my research and analysis and worry and stress and lists of pros and cons that I cannot imagine myself being anything other than a lawyer, or someone imersed in the world of law, government, and politics.
I feel there is so much there can be improved on in regards to the way we, as a collective modern American society composed of all the smaller, diverse soctities that complete the American culture, American law, Governing, and therefore the overall American life. Things such as the theory that our Constitution perhaps fails on some measures to cohere to modern Western American demos (think Lazare,) the difficulty- or near impossibility of introducing legislature and being a progressive nation, even the inequality in those who govern and represent the demos of America, the lack of diversity in not only the countries representatives, but the countries leaders in business, leaders in Law, in education.