THE 5 MYTHS ABOUT LAW SCHOOL THAT ARE NOT TRUE

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Going to school to get your law degree is an exciting enterprise. However, there are some myths going around about it that needs to be debunked. These myths need to be set straight if you are interested in getting an A Level education.

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I’LL BE ABLE TO DO EXACTLY WHAT I WANT WHEN I GET MY DEGREE

This might sound good on paper, but this is not true. Just because you get a proper education in law, it does not mean you will acquire a job in the field of your choice. Some like to go to law school because they believe it will open up some doors. This is most certainly not true. When you get to the end of your schooling, you might just be in the same place you started. Full-stop. All you might have acquired is a huge amount of debt.

A huge debt is likely to limit your choices, not increase your wage potential. Think about it. Unless you know exactly what you want, you might just be earning a wage packet at your local coffee shop.

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I’LL GET A JOB ONCE I AM DONE WITH MY EDUCATION

Some assume that a job will be handed to them. Some also assume the school will help them out with finding a job. But, this is not true. The school is not obligated to help you out, no matter what they tell you.

Unless you are at the top of your class, your prospects might be a little thin. Second-tier classmates and below have the hardest time finding a job. Keep this in mind.

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I’M GOING TO BE IN COURT AND TRYING CASES IN THE NEXT FIVE SECONDS

Most of your work will be involved with working behind the scenes. Most cases tend to settle before reaching a courtroom. Some of you might be intent on being a “litigator.” This is fine, but do not expect to be in court room proceedings. Most of the time you will be doing documentation and filing. It might sound trivial and some of it is.

The media makes it sound so glamorous and interesting. In real life much of the work is rather dull and boring. If you know this going in and can except this, than good luck.

I GET TO BE THERE FOR THE LITTLE GUY

If you are wealthy enough, you are able to work with the “little guy.” Most of the time you will be working in the public interest field. It might not be as challenging for you, but you will have a massive debt to pay off. This is the way it works.

MY WORK IS GOING TO BE SO CHALLENGING

This is not exactly true. Most of you will be working on mundane research and documenting things. This is the way it works for everyone. This is why it’s suggested you have a clear path on where you want to be in 5 years. Most lawyers spend their days doing mundane tasks. It’s all part of the job.

CLOSING STATEMENT

Now that you have a basic concept of what to expect, your next task is to visit visit bac.edu.my.
They can help you get all sorted out with your law schooling and degree.

Cheers mates and good luck!

 

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