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“Why I Went to Law School”

With the start of a new semester just days away, now is a good time to remind yourself of the reason(s) you decided to attend law school.  There are definitely no shortages of challenges in law school, and whether you’ve just made it through your first semester, beginning your very first semester, or heading into your final one, reminding yourself of why you began this journey in the first place can help you stay on track.  Below are a few examples of why some of our students chose to attend law school.  Take some time to remind yourself of your own reasons and you just might find the motivation you need to have your best semester yet!

Stacey D:  “I went to law school to give a voice to those that otherwise wouldn’t have one.  I was active in the Guardian Ad Litem program at FCSL to make sure children were represented in court.  Also, I wanted to be financially independent, and law school will help me achieve that goal.  Lastly, after seeing firsthand the problems with foster care, I wanted to go to law school to help change the laws in that area so that foster children have greater protection under the laws.”

Laura B:  “I decided to go to law school because I grew up listening to, and witnessing, the passion with which my father described his job as a prosecutor and then then later as a business owner of his own law firm.  I was taught, rightfully so, that with a law degree, I would be privy to multitudes of opportunities that otherwise may not be possible or achieved without this degree.  With a law degree, I can practice law, work with my father and brother at the family firm, or be a business owner, among other things. Also, I felt permitted to respect myself for deciding to pursue a path of higher education.
Furthermore, I leaned towards law because I love language, reading between the lines, finding resolutions, and solving problems in creative ways.”

Michelle L: “The main reason I went to law school is because it offers versatility to different job opportunities. The curriculum teaches marketable skills that include perfecting the art of oral and written communication that is marketable for potential employers.  I am interested in different areas of the law that include health care, legislation, and the corporate environment.  The skills I will acquire while in law school will forever assist me in my professional career path.”