Considerations for Becoming a Lawyer Video

Considerations for Becoming a Lawyer Video Transcript

There are a lot of considerations to be made before deciding to become a lawyer. Watching this video will walk you through reasons why people are attracted to law school, as well as the types of people who like or dislike practicing law.

  1. Why People are Attracted to Becoming a Lawyer
    • Completion of this video establishes law as a prestigious profession. It is true that being a lawyer is a chance to make a good living. Law is a career field that's an excellent fit for those with strong liberal arts, writing and communications skills.
    • Some want to advocate for a cause or help the underprivileged as a lawyer. Others see being a lawyer as a way to get into politics. Some choose law because they are not sure what to do.
  2. Who Likes to Practice Law?
    • Thinkers, writers and debaters who enjoy critical analysis enjoy practicing law. The legal profession also draws those who enjoy strategic brain storming. Many of these individuals are aggressive in spoken and written conflict with opponents.
    • Many who are attracted to the law profession take an 'I win, you lose' approach. The field is also attractive to engineers seeking to break into a career in intellectual property law, which requires technical experience and critical thinking skills.
  3. Who Does Not Like to Practice Law?
    • Those that favor a win-win consensus, like harmony and dislike conflict are not attracted to the idea of becoming lawyers. They despise conflict, think emotionally and thrive on collaborative team interaction.
    • Many come to dislike being a lawyer because they have done so to please family or fulfill some idea of who people think they should be. Others dislike the field because it was something to try. These are people who try it out and see it doesn't fit.

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