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Is pursuing a law career fruitful/ is it worth it?

To all law graduates, I am interested in pursuing a career in law. I am wondering how fruitful and worth it this career has been for each of you? Would you say it is simpler to follow another profession?

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Kevin’s Answer

Hi Mayra,

A legal career is one of the most noble professions one can work in. To work in the law is to change our reality: to ensure that what is fair and just becomes reality and not just a vision we have. While there are certainly many barriers in place to working in the legal field, they are not insurmountable and they can definitely be overcome with the right support and effort.
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Amanda’s Answer

Personally I have found a career in law to be worthwhile, but it's a big decision! There are so many different types of law you can practice (criminal, civil, tax, environmental, etc.) and different ways to practice law (as a litigator in a courtroom, at a government agency writing regulations, as a solo practitioner or at a large law firm, etc.), that the possibilities are nearly endless.

Law school is a big commitment, both time and money, so you could consider trying to get an internship or a job in the legal field before going to law school to see whether it's a good fit for you.
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Terri’s Answer

Personally, my first job after law school was both interesting and financially rewarding, yet it was stressful and lacked personal satisfaction. However, the beauty of a law degree lies in its versatility. A few years after graduation, I was able to shift gears and utilize my law degree in a different capacity, a position I've held for over twenty years now. This role not only provides me with financial stability, but also fills my days with personal gratification. The trick is to identify how your degree can best serve your interests and to remain adaptable if your initial choice doesn't live up to your expectations. And externships during law school can be a valuable step towards discovering the right career path early on.
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DENNIS’s Answer

Mayra:
The answer to your question is in your own heart. Only you can decide if a profession is fruitful and rewarding. As Teri R points out, a law degree is very versital. I know of newscasters and sportscasters who have had law degrees. I also know a ton of lawyers who hate the profession. It depends on a ton of variables. If you like helping people the profession will be fruitful and enjoyable!
I practiced law for over 40 years. Most in NYC, the last few in North Carolina. Some cases drive you nuts, some cases are fun. The good part - every case is different so you are learning new things all the time.
The best advice I can give you at this point is: be true to yourself. Take classes you have an interest in. Explore. Learn. Make mistakes! Remember, the only way you knew you liked ice cream was by trying it and finding out which flavor you liked best! Making mistakes is a great way to learn. As Billy Joel (singer) once said: "mistakes are the only thing you can truly call your own" . As you move forward, if something does not feel right it probably isn't for you. Just follow your heart and you'll be fine!
Good Luck
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Michael’s Answer

Deciding whether to pursue a career in law will likely depend on various personal and professional factors. You might want to consider personal fulfillment, both in terms of interest in the law and skill set alignment, the impact and contribution to society a legal career can provide, long-term career opportunities, and work-life balance. Overall, in my view, it is very rewarding and fruitful, so it's worth exploring!
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Caroline’s Answer

Hi Mayra. Many law graduates and licensed attorneys work in jobs that do not require a law degree nor a law license. I would suggest that you have a clear goal when attending law school. If a law degree/license is required for your ideal job, I would encourage you to do an internship with lawyers to experience the reality of their job and determine whether this job would suit you. Good luck!
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