Law school is an interesting place to be in Not only because its actually fun to study the law(For real) but also because its a place where we find people with all sorts of reasons for their being there. Right from those who are there because they want to be, to those who are there because they were told to be there, and those who are their simply to make memories and leave. I believe i fall on the first category. I am not the type to stick to something i dont want to do. And, i ended up in law school out of my own volition. But you know not everyday can be a good day. There are times when school gets so tough especially when you put in alot of effort and still feel like you havent done enough. Or the results of your hardwork just arent great enough, Or when a lecturer tells you about some of the “lows” of litigation and you feel like you shouldnot be there. Or litigation is the last thing you should be doing. Well… I have had those moments of uncertainity once in a while. Though i always knew i will practice law. Now this just got clearer to me on Friday when i took my intern letters to the High Court, i realised i REALLY want to be a lawyer. When i reached this place, i couldnt help staring at different groups of lawyers probably trying to figure out how to go about their next case, i deliberately slowed my pace just so I could eavesdrop on what was going on in the various courtrooms. Just hearing those lawyers speak in Court and watch them go about their business was amazing. I was filled with admiration.
The thought that this type of life would be mine soon was almost unbelievable. I was awestruck. I pictured myself like that just in a few years time, the busy-ness, the cool suits, the clients, the courtrooms, you name it, i cant wait to have it!. I realised that is the type of life i want to live. Nomatter how hard it is to get there, i just know i want to be there and I also know and believe i will get there..
PS:.. As I was leaving, one of the people around called a guy who was walking behind me “counsel” and believe me when i say i turned, thinking i was being called. Loll. Talk about claiming the counsel title before i earn it!.
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