Studying law has, over the years, been associated with a lot of reading and commitment. It has always been viewed as the most sought-after and widely respected course across universities. This is explained in the interview with Emma, a law graduate student. The interview outlines various insights into what it takes to be a lawyer, as discussed below.
Following the interview, I learned that studying law requires more than just reading and commitment. It requires determination, open-mindedness, and analytical skills to deal with the ever-changing cases in the contemporary world. And that self-discipline and proper preparation are key to success in law school. Emma outlines that knowing the law goes far beyond the classroom (Educational interview, n.d). Besides the class readings, an individual needs to do thorough research and field training to advance skills and be competent in the contemporary competitive world.
Notwithstanding the law being cumbersome and involving, I was surprised that jobs through the on-campus interview during the first summer are not paid. It was also astonishing to hear that some classes take up to 12 hours a day. In Emma’s daily activities, I would enjoy going to the gym. It helps keep fit, ensures proper body functioning, and enhances cognitive functioning. The less desirable activity would be spending most of the time reading indoors (Educational interview, n.d). Law is an interactive course and therefore needs interactions, and reading indoors limits the opportunity to share and exchange ideas. The interview attributes that law is not only about reading; it is about determination, passion, and action. And that the name and rank of the school do not matter. The key thing is setting the objectives and working relentlessly towards them without the fear of missing out.
Educational interview (n.d). Interview with Emma, a law student. Web.