Evaluating Law as a Possible Career Are you wondering whether or not the law profession is right for you? As you explore this potential career choice, here are some important questions to consider:
- Have I acquainted myself with the law profession and developed a realistic expectation of what the career entails?
- Does the law profession seem fitting to my personality, preferences, and strengths?
- Have I gained at least a rudimentary understanding of what it is like to be a law student for three years? Does the challenge of law school seem manageable, or even appealing?
- Am I prepared for the financial impact of paying for law school and, despite the possibility of a large debt upon graduation, am I convinced it is worth it?
Resources for Prospective Law Students UCSB offers two main avenues for guiding prospective law students:
- For students who are still in the process of exploring law, UCSB Career Services offers several assessment tools to help students determine if the profession is fitting for them.
- Students who are ready to plan and pursue their paths to law school generally work with the Pre-Law Advisors in the College Advising Office (1117 Cheadle).