12 Reasons to go to law school

12 Reasons to go to law school
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1. Know your rights

Understanding your rights as a citizen or employee will come in handy before you make an assumption and unintentionally cross the line. Ever heard someone say, “Is that legal?” Come to the rescue with an expert answer.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text font_size=”20″]

2. You want the mental challenge

Since of all the writing, reading, and analytical thinking that a legal education requires, law school is stimulating and, therefore, manages only to attract the brightest, most capable of college students. While most people choose to attend law school for its real-world legal training, many pursue it simply for its academics, frequently seeing law school as a career in and of itself.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text font_size=”20″]

3. Experience limitless learning

Faculty of law compresses the age-old proverb “the more you learn, the less you know,” which can put things into perspective. The role of law school is to help you recognize and admit what you do not understand and figure out how to acknowledge it. Being a law student teaches you that it is okay not to know.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text font_size=”20″]

4. Strengthen Your Brain Stamina

Its is clear enough that law school is not for the faint of heart. You will have to learn 12 hours a day, all week long, going to classes and the library. The key elements to getting through law school are stamina and intellectual curiosity. As the semester goes by, you will see that students start to fade while the courses get more and more rigorous.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text font_size=”20″]

5. You want to become a lawyer

The confusion many students make is that they concentrate on law school rather than on the careers in law. Faculty of law can be fun, intellectually stimulating endeavor. It can also help you to please your parents and to postpone your career decision making for a few more years. However, ultimately, law school is just that—three years (or four, depending on your country) of schooling that prepares you for a profession in the law. You are not even a lawyer when you finish! You will not know enough to be one. You will need to take and pass the state bar exam before you can call yourself a lawyer, and you will need to gain experience before you are comfortable with that label.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text font_size=”20″]

6. You want a high-earning potential

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text font_size=”20″]Yes, you can receive a big check monthly as a lawyer, many law students go to school looking for the $100K-per-year-plus-bonus gig with a big law firm after graduation—and some end up with just that. However, a lot do not. If you glance at a graph charting the opening wages of recent law grads, you will see a top right at $120,000 — but most payrolls (and the average) are significantly lower.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”212″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” onclick=”custom_link” img_link_target=”_blank” animation=”rda_bounceIn” link=”http://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Attorney_%2f_Lawyer/Salary/c6eddf3f/Entry-Level”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text font_size=”20″]Moreover, the reality is, most top firms only recruit from the most prestigious institutions in the country (plus maybe a few local ones). Even then, to obtain a “big law” job, you are reasonably going to need grades that put you near the peak of your class. Moreover, since grading is usually on a curve, the fact you got straight A’s in college is no support of top grades in law school (everyone else there got straight A’s in school, too).[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text font_size=”20″]

7. A law degree comes in handy

While traditional wisdom holds that you should not attend law school except if you plan to become a lawyer, the truth is that a law degree can open doors to many areas outside the legal world.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text font_size=”20″]A law degree comes in handy because the law is related to virtually everything; after all, the law provides the structure within which our society functions. Also, a legal education gives you the ability to think critically and rationally, skills that anyone who wants to succeed should use.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text font_size=”20″]You can find JDs doing all kinds of tasks, regularly end up serving in banking, finance, public policy, administration, the non-profit world, or for international companies.
Whether they started out as lawyers or headed straight to non-legal areas, plenty of people have profited from their law degrees in various non-legal careers.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text font_size=”20″]

8. You want to make a positive difference

Although they do not typically pay nearly as much as large corporate law firms, public interest firms are a successful route for people seeking to aid positive social and political change – both internationally and domestic.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text font_size=”20″]Whether you are trying to work for a nonprofit association, a federal government office, or as a public protector, there are a diversity of ways to secure a positive difference in areas ranging from human rights and environmental policy to workers’ compensation and education system.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text font_size=”20″]

9. Dispute a fine Like a Boss

After law school, you will know how to contest that annoying parking ticket. Most people just give in and pay fines since they do not feel like reading the fine print or going through the struggle of writing a reasonable explanation. However, studying the ins and outs of the law — and how to use it to your advantage — is just one precious thing you will gain from a law degree. You will no longer have to murmur when you see that white slip skillfully folded under your windshield wiper or fear when you see flashing lights in your rearview mirror. Even though going to law school does not mean you are above the law, it will prepare you to stand up for injustice.[/vc_column_text][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZSyXkzdfQs” align=”center”][vc_column_text font_size=”20″]

10. Make any agreement unbreakable

A law degree gives you the legal writing skills to make any contract binding, even an amicable agreement between buddies. Dodge those conflicting interpretations like when your friend swears he will return your money next week.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text font_size=”20″]

11. Learn to negotiate and manipulate others

You will graduate from law school understanding how to shape any argument like a boss. It will also teach you that nearly everything is negotiable — including that starting salary, agreements with your parents… Studying law will benefit you to see both sides of a situation so that you can craft a top-notch counterargument.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text font_size=”20″]

12. Speak Klingon… aka Legalese

Attending law school is like learning a second language. You will discover not only concepts and theories that are completely foreign to you but begin using jargon you have never used before. Alike learning another language, it starts to flow naturally the more you exercise. Expect to graduate fluent in the language of the law.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row]

About the author

    Dan Cristian

    Law student with a passion for design, business, tech, and online. I am sick and tired of the old fashion learning methods; that is why I use my free time to help build a community of law students that can share their tips and tricks.