Until last night, that is.
I met a very nice lawyer who practices in some of the areas of law I'm interested in. This is about how our conversation went:
Lawyer: So what year are you?
Me: I'm a 3L at Texas Tech. I'm so excited to almost be done blah blah blah and I want to practice estate planning and probate law
Lawyer: Oh I do some estate planning and probate
Me: Oh really? Can you give me any advice about entering the field or what you believe every attorney practicing that area should know?
Lawyer: Quit law school now and go to med school. Seriously, you will make more money and in some instances have better hours...
Seriously? Oh thanks, let me just go ahead and drop out! That's such a great idea! Even though I've made it to my last year and have a buttload of debt, let me go ahead and go to med school where I'll be in school until I'm 35, quadruple the debt I've already accumulated, and want to faint on a daily basis because I can't deal with blood.
Obviously I didn't say that. But I wanted to.
Anyways, after that little nugget of wisdom, he actually proceeded to give me some really good advice (only inserting med school every once in awhile). There are moments in life when I think to myself "if I'm ever in the situation to give advice, hire someone, fire someone, etc., I will never do/say etc. what that person did/said etc. to me... especially a 3L who is so excited about almost being done with law school and entering in to a profession that she has wanted to be in since middle school. I definitely don't want to hear that law school is "as good as it gets." Woof.
Anyways, thought I'd share my little experience so that when you're in this situation, years from now, you know what not to do.
Have a great Hump Day loves