Law in Contemporary Society
I was a sociology major in college, which made me want to be a revolutionary. But as I approached graduation, I looked around and realized that not very many jobs were hiring for “Leader of the Revolution.”

So I came to law school, because I didn’t know how to achieve change any other way. But law firms aren’t advertising for “Leader of the Revolution,” either. I don’t know if I want to be a lawyer anymore.

-- AmandaHungerford - 18 Jan 2008

Amanda, I was also a sociology major (the worst kind probably). I am interested in macro sociology. I considered going to grad in sociology but I decided I did not want to be an academic Marxist. The thought of sitting around and writing about the revolution seemed sort of unsatisfying. I am not sure I want to be in law school either. I feel like I am in trade school. I have a friend who went straight from undergrad into an Art History PhD? program . A month into the program she told me she already felt the push of professionalization. (we are being taught to think and act like lawyers. She is being taught to think and act like an academic). She says that maybe it is nice to keep some of your interests pure. So maybe entering this sort of practical course of study can keep your interests (leading the Revolution) pure. I dunno… My point: I feel your pain. I really worry that instead of leading a Revolution, I will end up an unsatisfied bureaucrat. -Thalia

-- ThaliaJulme - 21 Jan 2008



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