This was not the blog post I intended to write. I have had all sorts of wonderful thoughts and ideas and lessons brewing in my head over the last few weeks....you know me, I can't stop analyzing and processing everything. I had a wonderful blog post about how sad I was to leave my family in Chicago and revelation about why that's so hard. I had another wonderful post about a book I am reading called "Perpetua" and all of the cool revelations about that. I had several others ruminating on the back-burner of my mind about life in general.
Yet, I am not posting about any of those.
Instead, I am posting to say: I think I am going to try to get into law school.
This idea has been hovering in the back of my mind for over a year. Well, truthfully, I have had people off and on my whole life tell me they thought I should be a lawyer. Even my own parents have said this to me. I think most of the time this is because I argue so well (grin), have to understand the ins-and-outs and whys of everything, and always have to have an answer for something. A lot of why I like science correlates directly with law: science has laws too! I like that a+b=c, and all of that other stuff. It just kind of makes sense that if I like the order and analysis of the laws of science, I'd probably like the order and analysis of the legal system.
Last year I had a housemate who really stoked this fire under me. Probably because I stood there for over an hour discussing a point with her until she laughed at me and said I needed to go to law school. She then couldn't seem to let this idea go. Then, my other roommate piped in and agreed. Both of these women periodically ask me about it, and have even gotten other people who happen to be in the vacinity into the game.
This idea always seemed like a pipe dream. But, the last few weeks I have not been able to shake the idea.
I started looking into this and I am actually kind of excited at the thought. Especially because quite a few law schools, including Seattle University, have specializations in International Law. This intrigues me a lot.....there are a lot of ways to go with this specialization, and the more I think about it...the more I wonder if this isn't the route I am being led internationally. Specifically in human rights/trafficing/social justice arenas....this piques my interest greatly.
So....here's the point of my post. If I am going to start applying...applications are due starting in October. The LSAT, which is required, is also in October (or December). If I am going to take the LSAT in October, I need to take an LSAT prep course which starts in JULY! That's right folks a little over a month. This course is $1200. So, this is a decision I really probably need to make within the next month.
I could really really really use some advice, wisdom, thoughts, etc. on this.....anything, really, will help.