How Prestigious of a Career is Being a Federal Judge

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Been thinking of making the switch from the 2+2 MBA path to possibly pursuing law school and ideally eventually being a district judge (big dreams). How prestigious of a career is this? Obviously it's less money than Wall Street but you have legitimate power over people's lives and society.

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Dec 18, 2019

If your decision making ability has led you to literally choose a career based off how prestigious other 20 year olds on an online forum say a job is, I don't want you anywhere near our judicial system.

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Dec 21, 2019

But he did include the sociopathic tell of; "...but you have legitimate power over people's lives and society".

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Dec 19, 2019

Lol @ people who overtly seek "legitimate power over people's lives and society".

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Dec 20, 2019

I mean, its pretty damn prestigious but there's a difference between a position and a career. Its like a someone who's considering IB asking "how prestigious of a career is being a bank CEO?"

Federal judges are appointed by the president. There is no path to that job and if you're lucky enough to get it, its after 2 decades of work. So decide if you want to be a lawyer, not a federal judge.

Dec 20, 2019

Corrections officer would be a good choice based on this power over people's lives thing. Or maybe parole officer. Apologies to whoever ends up under your purview.

Dec 21, 2019
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