For many of us, we may not have spent the time thinking critically about why we wanted to go to law school, and what it entailed to be a law student, and a lawyer. We oftentimes didn’t, really, critically think about whether it was the best choice for us (myself included). Many of us are more likely to spend more time researching the purchase of a TV (or a netbook or a piece of clothing or something more exciting) than we will critically thinking of our career or graduate degree choices.
I know, because I didn’t think critically at all about my decision to go to law school.
I went to UC Berkeley. I studied abroad for my junior year and returned to Cal my senior year, with no clue as to what I was planning for post graduation. Being Jewish, with a slight aversion to blood, a knack for public speaking and an attorney grandfather in my past, I chose law school as my post graduation path. In order to not interfere with my studies or life too much, I grabbed the nearest law school review magazines and applied to the schools that were (i) the most highly ranked in light of my GPA and LSAT (ii) in cities I liked (iii) also the choices of my buddies.