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Law Schools Now Require Applicants To Honestly State Whether They Want To Go To Law School

September 15, 2010

NEW YORK—A growing number of law schools have begun requiring applicants to specify in writing whether they do, in fact, have some desire to attend law school, or are just using it as a predictable last resort.  “We want to separate those who actually see themselves becoming attorneys from those who just want to put off joining the adult world for another three years,” Fordham Law School director Bruce Green said Thursday, showing reporters an application that asks students to check boxes marked “Really?” and “Seriously? You’re really that into this?”   “We want prospective students to know that they will actually have to study the U.S. legal system.  As in, the whole thing.”   Word of the new requirement has already reportedly caused a 450 percent spike nationwide in applications to graphic design schools.

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If you do not own the web address for your own name, or variations thereof, go to Go Daddy right now and reserve it.  This is a great babystep to get started.  Reserve yourname.com, yourspousesname.com, yournameconsulting.com, theyournamegroup.com, and on and on.  Even if you don’t use it right away, it’ll serve as a placeholder.  For $10 a year.

Whether you like it or not, you are a start up.  You are a company, a practice, a web site, in alpha phase.  You are in development phase.

Today, you’d expect any viable company to have a web page.  Do the same.

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To-do lists

Many, if not all of us, have to-do lists.  Some keep them online, some in written notebooks, some on scraps of paper, some in their heads.

And many of us have a lot to do.  We have client meetings and contracts to review and court hearings and briefs to write.  We have to drum up business.  We have to attend partner meetings.

We have to pick our kids up from school and go to their doctor appointments and parent teacher conferences.

We also need to relax and spend time with our family and enjoy ourselves and have fun and be lazy and rest.

And, for some of us, we also need to leave the law.

So how can we possibly leave the law, or even begin some of the tasks to leave the law, if we have so much on our current to-do lists?

Write down everything you need to do, today, next week, next month.  Get it all on paper.  And then make a smaller list, of all you need to do RIGHT NOW.  Just that which is achievable this hour, today.  You won’t get overwhelmed.  You’ll take it in bite sized portions.

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