That’s the first question a law school admissions officer will ask you if you’re considering law and law school. Having a concrete, thoughtful answer to this question is essential.
To get to that point, you need to know what you’re talking about, which in turn requires that you do some research to thoroughly explore law as a career option. A legal education can lead to a wide range of career possibilities. It can also open doors to careers in business, government, education, and communication as well as many other fields. The law can be an exciting, intellectually challenging, and rewarding profession. But, law school is also an enormous commitment and while it is indeed possible, it’s not a foregone conclusion that you will be able to easily take a J.D. and work in another field if you decide that law is not the right path for you.
In other words, it’s crucial for you to determine whether law is right for you before you go to law school.
By taking an early and active role in your career planning, you will be in a better position to decide whether law school is for you!
Resources For Exploring Legal Education
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