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Majoring in law : it's not right for everyone : is it right for you?

Author: Stefan Underhill; Charlotte Morrissey
Publisher: New York : Noonday Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In Majoring in Law, Stefan Underhill introduces prospective lawyers to the profession and helps them evaluate their talents (or lack thereof) for it. Underhill examines the good and the not so good reasons why people become lawyers. He exposes the popular myths of the profession, such as "I'll be rich" (no longer a given in today's market), and the glamour of the courtroom (95 percent of all cases, civil and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stefan Underhill; Charlotte Morrissey
ISBN: 0374524424 9780374524425 0374199213 9780374199210
OCLC Number: 32167220
Description: ix, 133 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: To Be or Not to Be a Lawyer --
1. False Starts: Do as I say, not as I did --
2. The Why Knot: Just what's motivating you to think about a legal career? --
3. Legal Mythology: Law may not be what you think it is --
4. Real Lawyers: A look at three broad types of lawyers --
5. Legal Skills and Interests: Do you have what it takes? --
6. Legal Research: How to further your thinking about a career in the law --
7. Courting Legal Success: Things to do now to help get your legal career off to a fast start --
8. Applying Yourself: What law schools want --
9. Law Review: A look at law school and the bar exam --
10. Looking for Law in All the Wrong Places: How to find the right legal job --
11. Legal Advice: Some tips for finding a satisfying career --
App. A. Legal Writing --
App. B. How to Find a Friendly Bar (Association) --
App. C. Legal Personality.
Responsibility: Stefan Underhill with Charlotte Morrissey.

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In Majoring in Law, Stefan Underhill introduces prospective lawyers to the profession and helps them evaluate their talents (or lack thereof) for it. Underhill examines the good and the not so good reasons why people become lawyers. He exposes the popular myths of the profession, such as "I'll be rich" (no longer a given in today's market), and the glamour of the courtroom (95 percent of all cases, civil and criminal, settle because the backlogged courts demand it). He describes the legal landscape, including private practice, public interest groups, and the government. And he shows you how to make yourself more attractive to law schools and legal employers, and how to survive and distinguish yourself in law school.

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