The road to the world of law
In the professional world, you must choose the right path to end up in the right destination. Nobody wakes up in a certain field as an expert with excellent skills and immense experience. Law is a career like any other and it requires all your efforts. Aside from passion, ability, potential or even talent, the vital thing that will make it count in the end is discipline. Without discipline, intelligence will not be enough to make you a good lawyer. The combination of effort, discipline and intelligence are the key things that will open the door to a great professional career as a lawyer.
· Personality match
First, you need to do a personal assessment to determine if the law is a place for you or if it is just an illusion and a pursuit of fantasies. Contrary to popular perception of law as a big money career and classic law firm workplaces, lawyers are tolerant of just as much. Criminal law attorneys, for example, spend many hours working on a complex case, dealing with a stressful situation, and even more getting on the right foot with opponents, clients, judges, and bosses. The best way to find out if this is your area of interest is to follow an attorney in your preferred field.
· Sitting to be examined
Students applying to law school are required to take a law school admissions test (LSAT), which is variably reduced each year. The LSAT is a multiple-choice exam and if you study seriously enough for it, nothing can stop you from taking it. Also, a good result on the LSAT will lead to admission to a good law school program. The bottom line is that as long as you dedicate yourself to thorough preparation and pass the exam with excellence, you will end up in a good program that will not only instill practical skills but also give you the experience to cope with your future occupation.
· Relevant classes
In most cases, people accept things that fascinate them more than anything else. However, in this case, you have to attend classes that attest to the growth and development in the perception of your field. If it is criminal law, do not attend classes that involve family matters, etc. Stick to criminal classes and you will grow up in your area with massive knowledge. Although each school has its own essential and mandatory curriculum for students, some crucial classes may end up missing from their curriculum. In the event that your school allows you to take other extra classes, do not hesitate to take them.
Finally, during the course of your apprenticeship program, remember to apply in advance for a job at a law firm or government agency (with or without salary). The internship will provide you with the much-needed experience in your field. After graduation, depending on the impression you make on the job, the law firm may hire you. Also, consider the bar test so you can prepare for it. Any good result requires discipline, effort, intelligence and determination.