Don't go to Law School - there are too many lawyers as it is. Wrong.

December 7, 2014

It’s the most common response to a question of is it worth my time and effort? The deeper question a person should ask herself/himself is why do I want to be a lawyer? It's because my dad wants me to be one, or the prestige that comes with a title, the money, the parties, being able to wear a suite or high heels, finding a mate, or helping others, opportunity to research and analyze, arguing a case, solving problems, dedication to justice, making a difference?

 

Based on the answer you will have a better understanding of what is your root reason. Now is the time to dig and learn about who you have become. What do you love to do, motivates you, inspires you and puts a big smile on your face? Becoming a lawyer for artificial / materialistic reasons – is a mistake. You will lack the passion, get burned out, it will affect your work performance, which will lead to frustration and disappointment. But on the other hand, if it’s a matter of a true craving, a feeling of this is what I want to do with my life, a wish to dedicate myself to commandments, by all means go for it.

 

Find your niche/suitable program, apply and select the best school you can get in to and do it. Don’t listen to negativity. People say many things for different subjective reasons. This is your life and only you feel and know what is right for you.

 

I’m not a lawyer, but do know a few, and must say for a fact that all those who got in to this field for the wrong reasons are either working but disillusioned or have changed careers later in life. While those who got in to law school for the right reasons are in a high demand and thriving.

 

Best of luck, and if you have any comments or questions, please don’t hesitate getting in touch, Elie

 

 

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