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How many actually grew up WANTING to be lawyer?

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How many actually grew up WANTING to be lawyer?
« on: May 13, 2014, 07:36:13 PM »
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Re: How many actually grew up WANTING to be lawyer?
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2014, 07:47:26 AM »
Definitely did not grow up wanting to be a lawyer.  I came to this realization late in the game after a career in engineering. Engineering was cool but not my passion.  Law suited me better in terms of intellectual stimulation.  Plus when I researched careers in law I saw that they provided substantially more compensation than my engineering gig was capable of, which was definitely a motivating factor.  In retrospect, as a 0L I didn't realize how friggin' RARE it was to actually obtain said compensation (that's a whole other story).

Re: How many actually grew up WANTING to be lawyer?
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2014, 08:34:28 AM »
Growing up, I wanted be an NFL quarterback. It wasn't until I took an entertainment law class in high school at the ripe age of 16 (and a realization that I don't have the size or talent to be the next Brett Favre) that I decided being an attorney was my true calling. I know some people stumble into law school without knowing why or even without seeing the inside of a courtroom prior to starting but I know this is what I want for myself.

barprephero

Re: How many actually grew up WANTING to be lawyer?
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2014, 11:19:26 AM »
Growing up, I wanted be an NFL quarterback. It wasn't until I took an entertainment law class in high school at the ripe age of 16 (and a realization that I don't have the size or talent to be the next Brett Favre) that I decided being an attorney was my true calling. I know some people stumble into law school without knowing why or even without seeing the inside of a courtroom prior to starting but I know this is what I want for myself.
How old are you now? graduated and licensed? Enjoying it as much as you had hoped?

Re: How many actually grew up WANTING to be lawyer?
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2014, 03:51:47 PM »
I'm a 0L but have worked at various firms in college. I have been in court with my team of attorneys about 10 hours a week over the past year.

here4

Re: How many actually grew up WANTING to be lawyer?
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2014, 05:35:25 PM »
I decided I would be a lawyer for career day at the age of 9. I have never changed my mind since. My father didn't want to be a lawyer but he was always watching movies about lawyers and recommending fictional books on the subject. My love grew deeper after taking a few classes and studying the law/government.

barprephero

Re: How many actually grew up WANTING to be lawyer?
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2014, 06:01:54 PM »
I decided I would be a lawyer for career day at the age of 9. I have never changed my mind since. My father didn't want to be a lawyer but he was always watching movies about lawyers and recommending fictional books on the subject. My love grew deeper after taking a few classes and studying the law/government.
did you mean that you father never wanted you to be a lawyer, or that he never wanted to be one himself? Is he an attorney himself?

here4

Re: How many actually grew up WANTING to be lawyer?
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2014, 04:09:20 AM »
I decided I would be a lawyer for career day at the age of 9. I have never changed my mind since. My father didn't want to be a lawyer but he was always watching movies about lawyers and recommending fictional books on the subject. My love grew deeper after taking a few classes and studying the law/government.
did you mean that you father never wanted you to be a lawyer, or that he never wanted to be one himself? Is he an attorney himself?


My father never wanted to be a lawyer himself.

barprephero

Re: How many actually grew up WANTING to be lawyer?
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2014, 10:26:32 AM »
I decided I would be a lawyer for career day at the age of 9. I have never changed my mind since. My father didn't want to be a lawyer but he was always watching movies about lawyers and recommending fictional books on the subject. My love grew deeper after taking a few classes and studying the law/government.
did you mean that you father never wanted you to be a lawyer, or that he never wanted to be one himself? Is he an attorney himself?


My father never wanted to be a lawyer himself.
gotcha. Was he an attorney though? (I have known plenty of self loathing ones out there) or was he something else? If so, what is the else?

here4

Re: How many actually grew up WANTING to be lawyer?
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2014, 08:11:45 PM »
My father is a chef. Now that I am in law school both of my parents have entertained the idea of becoming paralegals. Maybe being an attorney was something he secretly wanted to do but didn't think was possible. I am not sure.