Odds are, if you’re reading this, you’re either in law school or are in the process of going to law school. I’m sure, given the prospect of tremendous debt and the overall idea of entering a profession where most people are geared to hate you, that you are feeling a little bit of trepidation about your choice.
But the more I think about it, the more I’m starting to figure that you should not be worried at all. After all, if news reports indicate anything, it’s that everyone, including your favorite pitcher, some silly reality TV star, and likely your grandmother are all going to law school. Since all of the cool kids are doing it, there’s really going to be no one left to hate you, and everyone will have equal levels of enormous debt.
And now, we can even include pugilists in the litany of law school hopefuls.
If you scroll down to the fifth paragraph of the article, you’ll see that Juan Diaz, one of the boxers, will be taking the LSAT next month, and fully intends on going to law school rather than continue his boxing career past the age of thirty. He also apparently thinks that by studying in a high level academic way, he actually prepares him to be a better boxer than he would prepare himself otherwise.
Two ways to go with this:
1. You can say, “Hey, even boxers want to go to law school. It must be a good decision.” Thus comforted, you pat yourself on the head and go back to whatever it was you were doing.
2. You can say, “A guy who, as his chosen profession, gets pummeled in the face and has likely sustained multiple concussions wants to enter the same profession I wish to enter. This seems like a poor choice.” You then take your shiny LSAT score and go work for Blueprint or something.