Practicing Law: Your Clients Will Rely on You for Logical Thinking
Many of us have role models we look up to, some of whom we may have known since we were children. They may be parents, relatives, friends, counselors, or as we advance in age, teachers and professors. Whether you admire someone who may have a propensity for mathematical equations, writing fine prose, or spouting philosophy with eloquence—inspiring everyone around you—learning from them over the years may also help define you as a good candidate for law school.
Today, you may be a strong leader, disciplined, and extremely meticulous—whether you are speaking or writing—but when it comes to law school, the LSAT will determine much of your future; in fact, your life may center around studying and taking this test for quite some time. Once you are in law school though, your years spent there will center around training your mind to master the legal world—no matter what type of position you may accept after graduation (although just because you are getting a law degree does not mean you will go on to work in a firm, or open your own firm even, as you may decide to do something entirely different with your knowledge)
No matter what your purpose is in going to law school eventually though, you will be taking most of the same coursework as all the other students, learning soft skills like negotiating, ethics, writing, critical thinking, and more—and hard skills like contracts, tort law, criminal law, constitutional law, real property, wills and trusts, and more. As an attorney, you will be expected to read extremely complex documents, and to read every word carefully.
You will be expected to develop logical thoughts and arguments and put them into action. You will be expected to interpret laws and rules, and explain them to your clients, along with helping them to understand what gray areas there may or may not be as they are contemplating how to handle a situation or may already be in trouble or involved in a dispute. The responsibilities can be enormous, and you may be carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders at times during a trial, but in seeing justice served for a client who needed your help—you will know you made the right decision in attending law school, to begin with.
Are you interested in becoming a skilled lawyer and negotiator? Our mission at CDTA College of Law is to educate, train, and develop extraordinary legal advocates. Your legal education will be comprised of bar-tested academic subjects, skills training, and values reinforcement. Upon completion of your four-year course of study, you will be fully qualified to take and pass the California Bar examination. Call us today at (760) 342-0900 or find out more online here.