Yet another career question - what is so terrible about being a lawyer?
January 11, 2014 11:14 PM Subscribe
I decided that I want to be a lawyer. It was a childhood goal although for some time, I was quite lost as to what I wanted to be when I complete university. Over the past year or so, I have been leaning more and more towards law but people keep telling me not to do it because being a lawyer sucks. I like reading, researching and analyzing. I like writing. I like reading court cases. This should make me a good fit for being a lawyer... right? What should I ask myself if I want to determine whether or not law school would be a good fit and eventual path for my career?
posted by cyml to Work & Money (38 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
Things that appeal to me about being a lawyer, off the top of my head:
1. The chance to help people
2. The idea of having a profession
3. Getting paid (I don't need a large salary, but having a salary would be nice)
Are any of these misguided or bad reasons for wanting to be a lawyer?