Monday, October 19, 2009

I Fought the Law and the...Law Won

Instead of staying quiet on the issue and wallowing in a puddle of self-pity that stretches farther than the Rio de la Plata (the widest river in the world), I figured I might as well just come out and get it over with: I performed not as well as I expected on the LSATs. I'm pretty pissed/upset/let down/slightly embarrassed. Granted, I did better than the first go around, but my score still left something to be desired by myself and the law schools I envisioned myself attending. I've gotten a few good pep talks, reassessed my options, and realized that it's not all as bad as it may have seemed at first. There are still some pretty strong schools with good programs out there that I could get into, and some others for which I'm a good candidate. This minor setback won't stop me from being a lawyer and while scholastic pedigree does matter a great deal I know it's not all about where you go to school. However, I'm an incredible competitive person who expects to do well in anything I do, so it's still a serious knock to my ego. But, again, this won't stop me. I'll just have to work harder. I've already narrowed my list of schools and will continue to work on applications. I feel like with my situation the sooner I get my applications in, the better. That may be silly talk, but it won't stop me from getting cracking on some apps. In other words: it's business time.





3 comments:

Ann Behar said...

Josh, don't lose sight of the big picture. In the end, no one will ask you in an interview what your LSAT score was. And with the exception of the top law firms (which I don't think you want to work for anyway)where you went to law school isn't all that important. Move on.

Josh said...

Agreed.

michelle | bleeding espresso said...

Completely agree with Ann, although I do understand your disappointment. If you need any help with applications, personal statement, etc., please feel free to email me at:

lawschool(dot)guide(at)about(dot)com

and visit me at:

http://lawschool.about.com

Best of luck!

P.S. My word verification is "fooker," which, incidentally, is about how I feel about the LSAT ;)