Needham, MA asked in Bankruptcy, Copyright, Employment Law and Immigration Law for Massachusetts

Q: I’m an aspiring lawyer, any advice?

3 Lawyer Answers
Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
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A: Yes. Stop wasting time asking silly questions here on Justia.

Meantime, study hard, make really good grades, get an undergraduate degree that will be there to fall back on if you flame out, apply to as many law schools as you can afford to, if several schools accept you, select the one that costs the least, cut off all your friends for the next three years, study hard, make really good grades, graduate, then study hard for the bar exam, pass it and then start working hard. For the rest of your life.

Deron Edward Smallcomb agrees with this answer

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
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  • Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY

A: Yes. Choose another profession before it’s too late. Seriously, work hard, be honest and stay out of trouble. Shadow any lawyer who will let you follow them around. Sample various areas of practice and watch as much and as many trials as you can.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
Answered

A: Ask local lawyers in your area if they need interns or clerical help on a part-time basis. If so, you could go to their office for a few hours a week to get a chance to observe how a law office runs. There are a number of different facets to working in the legal field - court appearances, client briefing, legal researching, clerical tasks, and more. The more you observe, the better an idea you'd have as to whether you'd want to work in the field. And read books about the law; that would help also. A good part of law school involves reading cases and summarizing them and identifying legal issues.

Tim Akpinar

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