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What interested you in being a lawyer?


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Ben’s Answer

For me personally, having practiced as an attorney now for 10+ years, I wanted to go into the legal practice because I saw how many different types of law (and areas of law) there were, and I loved the idea that you could learn a bunch of different legal topics (criminal law, contract law, real estate law, etc.) during your legal education and see which ones are of interest to you, and which ones you excel at. I loved that during law school, the majority of the work we did revolved around issues and cases that actually happened - real life situations where people or companies had real problems, and needed the legal system (lawyers) to help resolve their problems. It allows you to learn what you're most passionate about and then steer your education and work (after graduation) towards areas that interest you the most. I also loved debating my point of view, and doing the research necessary to help support my argument. Hope this helps!

Ben recommends the following next steps:

Consider legal courses in high school (debate) or legal majors in college (pre-law, public policy, etc.).
Seek out summer internships or jobs with legal professionals.

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Alexandra’s Answer

I became interested in healthcare law because I thought that laws should help doctors and other medical professionals help people in an efficient manner. Then I realized that law determines how well we handle different aspects of our lives, starting with basic human rights and going into specific areas like education, healthcare, real estate, the rights of the elderly, environmental law etc.

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David’s Answer

No longer a lawyer or a paralegal, but what got into law to begin with is I always like to argue what is wrong is right, the challenge of the justice system, bending the rule and finding to fight the case for my clientele. There is different fields and types of lawyer, so depend on which one you want to be, I did traffic, civil, and real estate because I work with these lawyer during my study but I was tested and score high for criminal and science aspect which I did not pursue in just because I was on the borderline of it. If I do continue in the law field I will probably move over to criminal and science aspect and work from there.

As the result, worked for a period of time after getting everything and now ended doing hospitality, tourism, and casino as well in their legal department too.

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FEDERICO’s Answer

Hi, I was always interest in the business side of law and how I could have helped companies to invest and grow their business. I am an in-house lawyer today and while work is very demanding every day, I really like it. Every time I manage to find a solution for my internal clients, I feel rewarded.

All the best.

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DaRon’s Answer

You mean besides justice. I value, among other things, how it provides an opportunity to assist in giving people a second chance in one way or another.

Hope this helps.

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Richard’s Answer

My wife is an attorney. Her dad told her when she was little that she would argue with a wall. That planted the seed in her head! As silly as it sounds, the shows, books, and movies she watched in high school also intrigued her and made her want to study law.

She truly loved her law school classes and learning to read cases. She also likes helping people now that feel like going the legal route to solve their problems is their last hope.

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