I wanted to put myself out there and see what opportunities there might be. I have been pledged to the FSP for at least 7 years now, and I think the time has finally come for me to make the move. I am relatively young (just admitted to the OK bar last year) but have had some serious Taggart/Rearden experiences both in my professional and personal life that have led me to reevaluate at a fundamental level whether my brainpower is overall helping or hurting the world. In other words, I on the brink of saying, "To hell with it all. I'm moving to New Hampshire!"
My academic background is a bit refined and specific: economics, finance, and private international law (cross-border deals, etc.). However, I'm an outstanding generalist and quick and independent learner. I got a perfect score on the LSAT through self-study and entered college as a junior, also largely through self-study. I'm going on two years of long-term severe underemployment due mostly to the financial collapse destroying vritually all work opportunities in the industries I had prepared myself for educationally. (Don't get me started on the topic of capital adequacy treaties and fractional reserve banking -- I might start bleeding from the ears.)
I originally intended to go into law school thinking that it would be a stepping stone to more MBA-oriented work, and my transcripts reflect this. I took hardcore business-oriented courses like "Corporate Finance," "Advanced Contract Negotiation," and a "Taxation of Financial Instruments" rather than "Law and Literature," "Family Law," or "Advanced Constitutional Law." In other words, I just wanted to be a very well-educated business person. Trying to carve my own path has lead me more towards being a crazy bum on the street than a respectable member of society, and I'm tired of it. If I can't find a respectable society that values a high level of intelligence, education, and ambition, then maybe I am better off living the life of an Atlas Shrugged-type striker.