Examining the Evidence

While the legal profession offers a student a world in which he or she can apply interests in any field, every student considering law school must begin his or her career inquiry by asking an essential question first that is at the cornerstone of every satisfied professional’s career search: What do I want to do with my life?

To help answer this life question, consider the following questions: What is the “work worth doing” that I am seeking? What career will satisfy me? What career will work best with my personality? What do I value most in my life? What is my purpose? What do I want to achieve? What are my interests?

The Law School Advising Program has designed career development resources that will enable students to investigate the legal profession and to analyze their aspirations and motivations for pursuing a career in law. By answering these questions, students will identify what prompts them to tackle this professional challenge. Students’ self assessments that analyze their motivations, aspirations, personality, and interests will enable them to make informed career choices.

This great test of analytical skills requires a great effort—a great investigative effort. The payoff for this introspective work: Finding a rewarding career, possibly a rewarding career in law.

Work Worth Doing

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"Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing."
Theodore Roosevelt
    26th President of the United States

What is the “work worth doing” that I am seeking? What career will satisfy me? What career will work best with my personality? What do I value most in my life? What is my purpose? What do I want to achieve? What are my interests?