Law in Contemporary Society

Personal Introduction

-- By ChrisMendez - 28 Jan 2015

Why Law School?

We live in a very unjust world. I wanted to put myself in a position to play a role in bringing about justice. I chose law over other fields, such as public policy, because the power that words and language can have in bringing justice fascinates me.

Do they use something other than "words and language" in policy school? (What is the difference between "words" and "language"? Why does the difference require three words to be used instead of one each time?)

My hope is that law school will help me strengthen my ability to utilize words and language in ways that contribute towards justice. Words and language are far too often leveraged in ways that further perpetuate injustices.

Does that mean "write better"? Good writing is usually simpler than bad writing. When good writing isn't simple, there's a reason other than habit for the complexity.

Is there a distinction between "writing in ways that contribute towards justice" and "being on the right side"? Is it your intention to spend your career as a lawyer always on the right side?

The power of words fascinates me. Interpretations of a single word can mean the difference between freedom and incarceration. I chose law over other fields, such as public policy, because I believed that working as an attorney offers the opportunity to most directly address injustices.

My hope is that law school will help me become a more efficient and effective writer. I intend to use these skills in ways that will allow me to best represent my clients while also maintaining my values.


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r5 - 29 Jun 2015 - 21:09:32 - MarkDrake
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