GUEST BLOG by Jennifer Varteressian,
Graduated from The University of Tulsa College of Law
Ok. So, Apparently I’m made of money.
My favorite thing that people say to me when they found out I just graduated from law school and am about to take the bar exam: “Oh you’re going to be rich!”. Cool, I’m glad that lawyers are perceived as being inordinately wealthy and that being a lawyer is a symbol of success. All I have to say is: IT HAD BETTER BE!
Sheesh, I cannot even begin to articulate how expensive becoming a lawyer is. To start with there’s going to law school which costs oh yeah about a $100,000 if you’re lucky. Chump change. And then there’s the fact that you have to survive in law school: tack on the loans! Oh-and after you graduate we are going to charge you a million dollars to take the bar exam (where you are literally hit with EVERY sort of fee known to man). Oh and it’s probably a good idea to avoid working while studying so…No income for you!
Here are some things I did not anticipate: fees to take the exam on the computer, fees for the actual exam itself, paying for a hotel, my coffee habit increasing exponentially, my cupcake/cookie/basically anything that tastes good budget shooting through the roof. And we’re supposed to have money leftover after this to take a bar trip?! Speaking of bar trip, what is that? When are you supposed to make time to plan this/have the money to swing it? Are you supposed to go before your results or afterward? That would be incredibly depressing to be sitting in Hawaii, where you are supposed to be celebrating being done with tests forever, only to discover that you’ve failed and your butt will be right back in barprep. (Having said that planning a bar trip you can’t afford is an amazing use of time for a study break -hey we can all dream right?)
Anyway, I have to get back to doing BARBRI AMP for Property, because I’m pretty sure a third grader would fare better than me at this juncture.
Ok. Rant Over. Sometimes you just have to get it out. I blame it on bargression-It’s a thing. See you all on Twitter!