Saturday, October 4, 2008

I Have Overcome The LSAT And It Feels Good!

I have overcome a major obstacle in my path towards fighting for justice. Today I took the LSAT (Law School Admissions Test). After months of preparation, I did the best I could possibly have done and I feel good!

As strange as this might come off, the one thought I had in my mind as I walked to my testing site was, dear Lord, I am so lucky to be taking this test today. I mean it still. What profound fortune and great privilege. As a senior at UC Berkeley, who could put her part time job on hold, who could rely on support from her loved ones, and who could afford the time and prep classes necessary to do her best.

Not to be cheesy, but the LSAT isn't to be taken lightly. It's an expensive, time consuming monster that you have to tame--and the prep classes are necessary if you want to even try to be competitive, unless you are a natural genius I guess.

So now as I reflect, I realize that I have to remain conscious of my unique position to pursue law school. I will now proceed to apply to law school in this upcoming month, and I know that I'm doing it for a cause much greater than myself.

What better reason to pursue something great than to do it for a worthy cause? Disintegrated families, single mothers, poor individuals, immigrants, silenced youth, people of all kinds of backgrounds who don't have the opportunities that I do.

I am elated and unstable. I feel strange and unsure of my life. No more LSAT class, no more practice tests, no more hours of studying. It consumed my life to the point where I feel like a huge piece of me was taken away by the test proctor today...weird.


  1. Congrats on taking the LSAT, it can be intimidating when you first start to prepare. Word of advice from a guy with $100k+ worth of Tulane Law School loans: find the least-expensive law school that will put you where you want to be professionally. If you want to do public-interest law, and can find a public law school that will give you in-state tuition (U San Fran, for instance) and will give you the connections you need, take it. Law school loans are an unimaginable financial burden when you get out and start practicing.

    BTW, thanks for the link to Too Sense!

  2. congratulations and good luck :-)