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I aspire to Study Law in the University but I keep getting discouragement from family and Friends that All Lawyers are Liars and that there aren't much Job opportunities in Law. Right now am so confused on what Course to go for because everyone around me believes Law is a dirty job full of Liars whose Life are at Risk.

Am partly introverted and partly extroverted in Nature.
I love Reading, writing and Making Research .
And also helping people and seeking Peace and Order is one thing that makes me happy and fufilled 🤗
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Mickael’s Answer

Hi Favour,

Ah ... the family and friends do not know but the surface issue ...

I do not think Lawyer and Law is more dirty than sales or any other jobs. When money is at stake, many jobs, even software engineer can do dirty things. I am not working in Law but I cannot think that this is that bad. As a software developer, I can tell you that there can be dirty decisions, it is just less visible to the public and there are definitely less movies about those.

So my recommendation is this. If Lawyer is what you really want to do, go for it. Talk with your family (and mostly your parents if they are the ones opposite it), show them the bright (main) site of the job by showing all those who fought for justice and succeeded.

It's hard to break stereotypes. Software engineers are not all fatty guys eating pizzas and drinking coke by programming robots to feed them or spending their time hacking websites. There are some, but it's not the majority. I strongly believe this is the same for Lawyers.
Thank you comment icon Thank you so much. Favour
Thank you comment icon your very welcome. Good luck. Mickael Rosenberg
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DENNIS’s Answer

Hi Favour: I practiced law in New York City for 37 years. I have practiced law in North Carolina for 2. As with anything - it is whatever you make it! I found the practice of law as an honorable, exciting career. I tried Civil cases all the time. I was constantly learning new things from medical issues to accident issues. But law was more than that. It's a ever evolving job! Are there temptions to lie? Yes. Was there temptions to be unethical? Yes. But like everything else, the result is up to you. Remember, at the end of every day you have to look at yourself in the mirror. You have to stand before your spouse and kids and be proud of what you do. Are there crooks and liars in the law? Sure. But like every profession, it depends on the people in the profession. As a lawyer, I can tell you we need people like you or care about doing what is right and honorable. The only way our profession gets better is by getting people like you into the profession. So PLEASE, as a lawyer, follow your dreams and be part of the solution and help quite the problems. WE lawyers are a proud honorable group. The lawyers I know are among the most honorable, finest people I have ever known. Please join us - we need you!
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Ashley’s Answer

Hi Favour,

Law is a great career to get into. I worked as a paralegal for many years in criminal defense, personal injury & probate. The work is exhausting and takes a lot out of you mentally, but it is not a dirty job. There is good money in law, and depending on what type of law career you want, can be incredibly fulfilling. There will always be people who say lawyers are liars, likely because they know someone or experienced first hand what its like to be on the other side of a lawyer who made a really good case against them.

If you like research, I would suggest you look at becoming a legal assistant / paralegal. You're essentially doing a lot of the leg work for the lawyer by finding and organizing information for them. It may be a good way to see if you like the law profession, and if you are in school while practicing as a paralegal, its something you may have the potential in talking to your employer about staying on once you receive your JD.
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