I was able to address my interest of the law during my undergraduate career at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. I had the opportunity to study courses from American Constitutional Law I and II, Legal Philosophy and Jurisprudence, and finally, the American Constitution and the Criminal Justice System. These courses made me feel alive. I became purely infatuated and I found myself at a new, uncharted level of intellectual curiosity. It is true that the Criminal Justice System class gave me a textbook taste of criminal law, but throughout the course I found myself craving more. I felt like that same little kid again, the one who filled her youth with wild courthouse dreams. My illusive daydream concluded when I acknowledged that it was time to gain real experience before I submersed myself into a law program. By the end of the fall semeste...
... middle of paper ...
...e other students, as I apply to law school I harbor no disillusion about the true life of an attorney. I understand that it is not a simple profession and I will probably make less in public service than the cost of my legal education, but that is irrelevant. Studying law will provide an opportunity to do something that is deeply etched into the core of my character, a quality that stood out not only through my work with the undergraduate Leadership Minor Studies program at UNCW, but also in the amount of time and service I have dedicated to my community over the years. Joining the legal profession will allow me to strive to be a better person and lawyer by serving the public. In my opinion, the passion, understanding and ambition I have to assist all members of society are what make me an excellent J.D. candidate for the University of North Carolina School of Law.
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- I want to become a lawyer because I’ve always been interested in the occupation, and I wanted to help people. To be more precise, I want to be a prosecutor. I used to watch shows such as Criminal Minds and Law and Order: Special Victims Unit with my mom and I also watched the news. While watching the news, I began to think that not all criminals are getting caught, and not all crimes are being solved, and they are beginning to do more and more things to damage the world. I can’t stand thinking that people are doing horrible things and thinking it 's okay and thinking they can get away with it.... [tags: Lawyer, Law, Bar examination, Barrister]
1640 words (4.7 pages)
- Doing the course of my life I have wanted to take several career paths over the years. When I was younger I wanted to play in the WNBA because basketball was once my life at one point. Then I wanted to become a Criminal Justice Lawyer. I would have like to be a Criminal Justice Lawyer because I always wanted to help my family. Being as though I am from New Orleans it should be no surprise a good amount of my family member has been or still incarcerated. Especially, when my cousin got arrested for a crime he didn 't commit.... [tags: Marketing, Business, Management]
809 words (2.3 pages)
- “I need the chest tube try now and where is my blood?” was the first thing I heard when I entered the emergency room on late saturday night. The patient came in coding after being shot five times by police and upon arrival the staff immediately jumped in try and save his life. I watched mesmerized as the resident opened up his chest in order to get control of the bleeding. Even though the procedure was unsuccessful and the patient eventually expired, it was a great learning experience for everyone involved.... [tags: Medicine, Physician, Hippocrates, Patient]
731 words (2.1 pages)
- The lawyer learns many things throughout his life while living in isolation. He learned a lot about humanity and materialism. To begin with the lawyer learned a lot about humanity and materialism by reading many and many books while in solitary confinement. In his first year the lawyer was lonely and depressed but as the years went on he started to actually do things that are time consuming. Also things that may benefit him instead of sitting there doing nothing. The lawyer studied languages, philosophy and history which helped in knowledge grow and learn about humanity.... [tags: Learning, Knowledge, Reason, Money]
780 words (2.2 pages)
- Coming to MTI was probably the best decision I had ever made, which totally changed my life around. Coming to MTI has given a new direction to my life. MTI has had a big influence on my life because ever since I was four years old, I have always said that I wanted to be a lawyer. At first I had thought it was just a phase that I was going through as a child but as I grew older, and wiser, I kept on thinking about it. I could never imagine myself in another position, or another field other than being a lawyer.... [tags: Personal Narrative Education Law School]
1043 words (3 pages)
- Reaching For the Stars. Planning your life out ahead of time is absolutely one of the best things you could ever do. As a child growing up, all I could ever think of was what I wanted to be when I had gotten older. Never was I a normal kid, I planned my whole life out at the age of seven. Only thing I was never sure about was the path I wanted to follow as far as careers. A police officer, nurse, dancer, doctor and singer were some of the career choices I decided when I was seven years of age. Did I know my final choice that would fit and pursue my dreams.... [tags: planning, career, profession, labor]
882 words (2.5 pages)
- Synthesis Paper I clearly remember one wild and crazy Saturday night, I had just turned 19 years old and was out celebrating with my buddies. On my way home I decided to act like if I was on an episode of “COPS” and was arrested for drunk driving, reckless driving, evading police, resisting arrest, and underage drinking. When I went to court for my first hearing I was facing a minimum of one year in jail, five thousand dollars in fines, and a two year suspension of my drivers license. Right then I knew then that I had to find myself a lawyer and was not going to settle for a worthless public defender.... [tags: essays research papers]
1327 words (3.8 pages)
- Bartleby the Scrivener, by Herman Melville is a novella about a nameless lawyer who has in his employ a scrivener named Bartleby. Bartleby, throughout the novella, has different periods of work. In the beginning, he does his scrivening without reprimand or without hesitation, but as the novella progresses his attitude toward work changes drastically. Mordecai Marcus’ critical essay on the novella makes some good points, such that Bartleby is a psychological double for the lawyer, he represents a subliminal death drive within himself, and the conflict between absolutism and free will.... [tags: Literary Analysis, Bartleby the Scrivener]
1071 words (3.1 pages)
- Becoming a Lawyer The career I have chosen is to become a lawyer, in either a private practice or firm, or for the government. The definition of a lawyer is an advocate or advisor in society, that is as an advocate, to represent one of the opposing parties in a criminal or civil trial, and as an advisor to counsel clients as to their legal rights and suggest courses of action. But that is not all a lawyer is about. Being a lawyer takes hard work, dedication, and many years in school. Before you become a lawyer, there are many educational hills you must climb.... [tags: Careers Jobs Attorney]
676 words (1.9 pages)
- The Lawyer's Prologue by Geoffrey Chaucer In, “The Lawyer’s Prologue”, by Geoffrey Chaucer, Chaucer mixes and tries to differ himself in telling the story, by making it seem that the tale is being told between the actual author and the narrator, by giving the lawyer some critical reference to Chaucer. Chaucer is writing this trying to show as if the lawyer were to be telling the tale, and not Chaucer him self. The majority of what the Lawyer says is not important or not of significance with the story.... [tags: Papers]
1070 words (3.1 pages)