I'm currently a summer law clerk, and I've been privileged to see quite a bit of court. It's the most fascinating part of my job, and I've personally met and had great conversations with 8 judges so far. I know a lot of legal work is not about going to court, but I'm also pretty sure that most law students hope to be there one day.
I am undecided. I think I would be equally suited for both litigation and transactional-ish work. I have thought a lot about becoming a lobbyist though, any body else had the same inclination? Tell me whatcha think...
...Nice suits, shady deals, good parties.
I love the law!! Sure some areas are more boring than others, but overall I find it fascinating. I may not be helping to close the O Zone layer or feed kids in Africa, but the sense of satisfaction and accomplishment that I get from my work is tremendous. I love figuring complicated stuff out and being bossy. I love being able to tell a judge or partner what I think should happen. I love being right. I love the competition. I love that it's not easy by design.