Law in Contemporary Society
The first question is ought not to be "Why do you want to be a lawyer?", but rather "Why study law?".

  • Proofreading is important. Please do it.

  • Deciding whether an idea is right or wrong is usually less important around here than asking what it leads to. Arguing with questions, instead of seeing where they take one, is unhelpful. Your proposed improved question, in particular, is a question about a thing, the study of law. My question is a question about a person. If one is interested in persons, rather than things, my question has certain advantages.

Legal training teaches analytical skills, writing and oral expression to a degree rarely matched by any other degree. The Juris Doctor qualification is widely recognized and respected, providing many opportunities to those who hold it. From this base then, it is appropriate to ask why one would want to become a lawyer. In fact, I became a lawyer more than 5 years ago.

  • One senses that you have confused becoming a lawyer with getting a law degree. This may be said to be, logically, a strict consequence of asking about the thing instead of the person.

-- PetefromOz - 20 Jan 2009



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