MY STORY TO CHOOSE LAW AS A CAREER By Shubhangi Sharma, Lloyd Law College, Greater Noida (Onine Intern LawOF)
Choosing a career is one of the most important decisions a person has to make in their life. It is so important because that is what we will have to do to support ourselves throughout life. Imagine being stuck in a dead end job and having to go to work every morning and dreading it. That is no spending ones time and life is too short to work 35 years and be unhappy with it. If a person likes the job they do then it is not work, because finding satisfaction out of a job can bring great happiness. After completing my studies of higher school like other teens of my age with multiple choices and dreams.
When I had first stepped into the boundary of law, things seemed a bit unclear. Having a science background, it was quite hard for me to settle down with major legal principles and vast case laws. I still remember the day that I had walked into my first law class. I was late in joining classes. I sat all through the class with criminal law terms flying above my head, as more or less all legal terms were out of my boundary of knowledge. Other few subsequent classes that followed were nothing better. It was when I had almost persuaded my parents again with my persuasive skills to enroll me in some other degree that I realized that all that I was lacking was not the intelligence but the positive perception and enthusiasm towards law. I started reading my text books, as reading is one my passion, and I remember interesting case law facts were my bed time stories for quite some time. However after that phase of confusion disappeared, the more that I submerged under the vast surface of law, the more interesting that it got for me; be it the fascinating parts of criminal, tort or evidence law, the more engrossing topics like contract, trusts, land and jurisprudence or the intriguing company and administrative law. There was just no looking back for me since then and now I of course believe that this choice had been one best achievement to steer myself into the right way. .
Moreover, after I had made up my mind of choosing this path of career, every time that I had read any fictitious character of a female lawyer in a novel I had tried to picturise myself with their thoughts, character and positions someday in the near future. One character named Jennifer Parker from the novel ‘Rage of Angels’ had particularly motivated me. It was the story of a small town girl with no legal contacts, who had made her big space in the legal world striving with her determination. It made me feel less concerned about the fact I came from a family background which was completely cut-out from the legal world, unlike my peers. I knew it would get hard for me with no known faces around and no one to support on while I walk up the stairs, but that is what I grace myself for. Many people had tried to demoralize me with pointing out that working in legal chambers meant immense work load and no pay initially but now it is law that I breathe, sleep and eat.