Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Why I may be going to law school

Housewife asked when did the law school thing happen. All I can say is that it’s been a long time coming. I took the LSATs a couple of years ago. I wasn’t really sure if I wanted to go, but I thought I would just study, and then take the test. I had horrible test anxiety, and didn’t sleep at all the night before. In my test taking section, I was the oldest one in the room by a decade. I thought to myself, “What are you doing here, Googie?”

But I did pretty well on the test. Then, Jen said to me, “Googie, you can have a baby or you can go to law school, but you can’t do both.” I choose the baby, of course. But once lil’ guy was here, I pointed out to my wife that some cash right about now would be nice. We decided that I would just apply to some law schools around town to see what happened. To my great surprise (and I mean that) I got into my first choice. They call when they accept you, and I seriously thought they had made a mistake. I kept asking Jen, “Do you think they put my application in the wrong pile?” She assured me that they were pretty careful about these things.

I have to admit, I am still not 100% certain, but I think I’m going.

My offline friends have asked me why I want to be a lawyer. I think because I am a lesbian, they expect a mooney answer like I want to save blind kitty cats from global warming, or something like that. The truth is I want to go because 1. I think I have the brain for it 2. I am horribly bored with the industry I am in now 3. somebody around here needs to start making some serious money.

Jen and I want to have more children. They will need braces, vacations, toys and if you live in Boston, money for private school tuition. Our hope is that I will make enough when I get out for Jen to stay at home with the kids while I work.

So that is the law school story.

6 comments:

Rosie said...

Those are good reasons, Googie. I think you will do fine, most of law is mainly about good english and writing skills and you certainly have those.

Housewife said...

Supporting a family is a fabulous reason to want a career with oodles of cash.

Kim said...

That sounds like a fantastic plan! Congrats on getting in--you should go for it!

Karen said...

Good for you!

Karen said...

Oh, and I am working on a header for you--things have just been hectic around here lately. I'll try to get out there and work on it today...

Rhea said...

One thing: talk to lawyers who've left the field. I have a bunch of friends who went to law school, practiced for a few years and changed careers. Also, you can't be SURE your kids will need braces.