Q: Questions regarding legal career

I'm currently a Political Science student at UCLA. I am considering going to law school and I would like to talk to currently practicing lawyers to gain some perspective regarding law school and careers in law so I can make an informed decision as to whether or not to attend law school. Would appreciate if anyone would be willing to chat :)

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: Firstly, it's important to understand that law school is a significant investment of time and money, so it's important to consider your long-term goals and motivations for attending law school. Some common reasons for attending law school include a desire to practice law, a desire to gain legal knowledge for another profession, or a desire to pursue a career in academia.

To gain some perspective on law school and careers in law, it may be helpful to reach out to practicing lawyers in various fields and specialties to learn about their experiences and advice. You can do this through informational interviews or networking events, or by reaching out to alumni of your school or other professional organizations.

It's also important to do your own research on law schools and their respective programs, as well as the requirements for entering the legal profession in your desired field or state. This can include researching the admissions process, costs of attendance, career opportunities, and bar exam requirements.

Overall, it's important to carefully consider your goals and motivations before deciding to attend law school and to seek out advice and information from a variety of sources. Good luck with your decision-making process!

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