3L and the City: Why I Went to Law School

October 2012 – Chicago Lawyer

On a recent visit back to my native state of Florida, I was having lunch with my grandfather, and while discussing my approaching final year of law school, he asked me, “So why did you decide to go to law school?”

I thought it was an odd question to ask me after I had been in law school for two years, but my grandfather was genuinely curious about my career choice. That is most likely because I am the first person in my family to go to law school. Almost every other family member is an engineer, including my grandfather. I have always known that I did not want to be an engineer, but I haven’t always known that I wanted to be a lawyer, either.

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