10 Signs You Should Become a Lawyer

10 Signs You Should Become a Lawyer


Getting admitted to study in the university is tough. Deciding on what degree to study is perhaps
tougher. Your mom wants you to be a doctor. Your dad thinks engineering is more suiting,
given your math skills. Then there is your uncle who thinks architecture is your calling because
he once saw you sketch a nice house. But an inner voice has been telling you studying law
wouldn’t be a bad idea. Hmm, this can be all too much for your inexperienced self and you
may end up studying a course you have little passion for. So, in today’s video, we’ll look
at why law might just be your calling and 10 signs that you should consider becoming one.
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continue exploring opportunities. Keep in mind that just ticking off one or two of these signs
is not enough reason to consider pursuing a career in law. You need a combination of at
least five of the signs to make the grade. 1. Big Books Don’t Scare You
Are you intrigued with going through bookshelves? Do you find it fun reading big books, journals,
and newspapers around the house? Do you spend hours running through books seeking information?
Well, that could be a sign you’ll make a lawyer. Law school demands long hours in the library.
You will be scoring enormous legal textbooks and limitless case files. If you are a quick reader,
it will be an added advantage. Being a smart reader will get you even further. This means
you know how to take apart a reading, identify the key points, draw relevant conclusions,
and highlight the parts you know you’ll need to revisit later on. This one skill is not
enough to make a good lawyer. After all, a potential scientist will possess similar quality.
What will matter most is the nature of topics you find more interesting.
2. You Try to Get All Angles of a Story Being able to get all angles of a story
is a skill meant for law school. You will make a good lawyer if you always strive to hear the
other side of a story. Digging deeper beyond the surface to get to the root of a matter is also a
bonus. Your ability to dissect complicated situations and determine the facts of a case
will come in handy as a lawyer. 3. You Love Arguing to Prove a Point
You probably expected this to be the first point on the list, right? I knew it. That’s why I made
it the third. This is the most common reason people are given to join law school. If you can
hold your ground and argue for hours just to convince other people to buy your point of view,
you may want to save all that energy for law school. Seriously though,
why waste all that energy arguing on vain things? You could be making real money bamboozling a judge
with section after section of the constitution that exonerates your client. 4. You Stand for
What You Believe In This is very important in law. You will likely handle cases that don’t
have a lot of compelling evidence to back them up. In such situations, you have no other choice than
to believe in your client and fight for that person as if his or her case is your own. You
must be prepared to stand up for what you believe despite constant negative forces who try to
defeat your claims. 5. You Exude Confidence
When you make a claim, do you hold your ground and keep your cool when faced with a barrage of
backlash? Oh, well then, you should be a lawyer because that happens quite a lot in the field.
You’ll be under attack on a regular basis. You need confidence to defend your claims. Lack of
it will make you struggle. And no client wants a lawyer who lacks confidence. 6. You Have Integrity
Law profession has no room for unethical behavior. You could get disbarred if you’re found
wanting due to one unethical behavior or misconduct. Integrity is essential in a successful
law career. If you have this quality, you may want to consider a law degree. Honesty and being able
to stand up for what is right even when under pressure will also set you apart in the legal
profession. 7. You Pay Attention to Detail
This is a gift not very many people have. I mean, many people can barely remember what they had for
dinner last night. If you’re someone that catches and remembers even the smallest detail about
everything, law was made for you. Law school forces you to think on your toes, and most of
the time, out loud. It’s going to require you to handle multiple storylines and facts, to keep
track of everything you encounter on a daily basis. Facts, dates, figures, definitions of
legal jargons, case studies, and their verdict are just some of the things you need to remember.
Organization, discipline, and razor-sharp focus are just a few traits that every law
school hopeful should possess. If you have this, welcome to law.
8. You Enjoy Debates This is different from arguing,
in the sense that debates are more organized and with fewer interruptions. If you’re fascinated by
two people stating facts while at the same time trying to counteract the other person’s point,
being a lawyer gives you the chance to do that in court.
9. You Have Good Time Management Skills You’re probably thinking,
what has time got to do with law? The answer is, on average,
studying law full-time can take about 3 to 5 years. It all depends on what part of the world
you’re studying from. That’s 5 years of demanding course loads, often well into your prime,
young adult years. You’ll probably be glued to your work while your friends are partying
and having fun. Law is demanding, and to be a good lawyer, you need to use your time judiciously.
This skill will also come in handy when you’re in the courtroom.
Crossing a witness can be tough, and you need to keep to time. Every second matters in law,
and if you’re good with time, you just might make a good lawyer.
10. You Keep Secrets This is almost the cardinal rule of lawyers.
Lawyers are just behind priests in the order of people who hear confessions the most.
If you have carved a niche for yourself among friends and family,
as someone who can be trusted to keep a secret, you may want to take that skill to law and be
a lawyer. You will probably have to hear more serious secrets from your clients.
Some confessions will be gross, but given your history,
you will not have a hard time keeping them safe. As I mentioned earlier, don’t run to study law
because you tick off a few of the signs. You have to check off at least 5 of the signs,
and you have to understand the intricacies of studying law and the legal profession.
Be sure to watch our video on 25 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Studying Law in
the description below. Ultimately, if you’re passionate about the legal profession and see
you have a number of the required qualities, by all means, go for it.
Which of these 10 signs on becoming a lawyer interests you the most? Tell us about it in the
comment section below. If you’re yet to subscribe to the AfterSchoolAfrica channel,
now is a good time to subscribe. Until next time, your success matters!

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