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2nd-Dec-2008 11:29 am
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Wow!  I'm slighlty surprised that this community exists...but, I'm super happy about it.

A Quick intro:  I'm a recent law school graduate (ugh, worst mistake of my life, for sure).  I've been an Antitrust paralegal in Nashville, TN since Feb. 2005.  I know, not very glam but I'll try and post semi-interesting stuff to this community whenever I can.

Again, I'm super glad this community exists.
2nd-Dec-2008 06:26 pm (UTC)
2nd-Dec-2008 09:34 pm (UTC)
Welcome! I'm pretty new to this community, too. I am set to graduate with my undergrad in 12 days (Who's counting?). I've been thinking about law school - what didn't you like about it?
2nd-Dec-2008 09:49 pm (UTC)
Lawyers are soulless. LOL

I hated putting my life on hold in order to barely pass law school. I was not the sort that LOVED it. Nothing about it raised my spirits. But, don't let my blah-attitude sway you. You have to experience Hell for yourself. LOL j/k

If I could do it over again, I think I'd have chosen a different graduate program. I suppose you just really have to want 'it.' If you REALLY wanna be a lawyer then go for it. If you don't really know what you want to do after undergrad I would never suggest 'trying out' law school. UGH!
3rd-Dec-2008 02:34 am (UTC)

So you don't want to become a full time attorney, since you practically have a JD? Because you know, you are a step above the norm paralegal. I have an LL.B but work as a paralegal and hate it.
3rd-Dec-2008 03:08 pm (UTC)
I finished law school this past May. I'll figure something out. This is the first time in my life where I'm not forced to go to school.... I'm able to just work and enjoy hobbies. whew. I'm enjoying two Arabic classes I'm taking and I'll eventually re-take the bar exam in July. There's lots of stuff out there I'd like to do. If I get my butt in gear, I'll try to take the Foreign Service exam in Feb.

But seriously, my job is pretty good so I can't really complain about life. That's not to say that I'm not ambitious... I'm just saying that I don't feel like I'm 'going nowhere.'

Is it the work you dislike or the office itself?
29th-Jan-2009 08:01 pm (UTC)
:) good luck!
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