Law School: Getting In, Getting Out, Getting On Kindle Edition
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This book can serve as a "guide" for potential lawyers. Meaning, it gives readers a realistic look at what each step along the way looks like. Becoming a lawyer is no easy task, and it's not something to do on a whim. In one passage, Ariens' writes "Studying for the bar is a full time job, beginning at least 2 months before the exam, requiring 8 hrs of studying for 6 days per week.
Also, Ariens indicates that the legal job market is very competitive. Further, becoming licensed doesn't guarantee you a job. However, I've heard that the economy is bad right now for pretty much the entire job market.
Further, not all lawyers are rich; in fact, many make honest livings and do their job simple because of the satisfaction that they get out of it. Ariens also indicates that while you may not be guaranteed a job after graduation, you will likely have student loans to pay back; and should consider this as well when looking at salaries.
Sometimes I hoped that the writer would have been more positive. In second thought, no I don't. Ariens keeps the book professional, so it's not written at a personal level which can give it this negative tone. Plainly put, it is meant to be an instruction manual. Again, if you are considering law, read this, either the electronic or hard copy.
After reading, or even skim reading the contents of its chapters, you will have a better understanding of the process. Don't let this book discourage you, instead let it afford you with a realistic perspective of getting into the field of law as an attorney.
The author offers excellent tips and pointers throughout the book. My advice is however, is to consider other areas of interest besides law as well. There are other professions out there which earn honest livings and even at times make more money than what lawyers make; these jobs typically don't require a law degree or license either. If your dream is to become a practicing attorney, then I recommend you read this book even more so if it wasn't your dream. The book will likely fire you up even more for the challenges that lay ahead.