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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Forbes: Is Law School Still a Golden Ticket?

Forbes: Is Law School Still a Golden Ticket?, by Jessi Freud:

Whatever anyone says, I want my Golden Ticket.

That’s why I’ve decided to go to law school. Like little Charlie Bucket in Willie Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, I believe my golden ticket is my big chance to make my way. Against popular opinion, and even the ABA’s reports on the unemployment rate for newly minted J.D.s, I still romantically believe that law school has value and presents opportunities I may not have otherwise....

My dreams will more than likely shatter the first time my professor calls on me to render me just another  victim of the Socratic Method.

But, for the summer, I will indulge in the hope and fresh excitement of feeling like the keys to the kingdom are about to get handed to me.

It’s my turn.

Jessi Freud is in her last semester of master’s degree work in Public Administration at Pennsylvania State University. She graduated from Florida State University with a bachelor of arts in English literature. Prior to enrolling in her master’s program, she was a communications aide in the Florida Governor’s Office and worked in cable news. This fall, Jessi will begin her first year at the Shepard Broad Law School at Nova Southeastern University.

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