Personal Ethical Standards
For this essay, the job I chose was a lawyer.
This essay will discuss what you need to know
to become a lawyer, their ethical codes, and an overview of a life in the day of a lawyer. I chose
this job because I love to debate, and sometimes I am very argumentative and I can be aggressive
You have to be able to counsel a client, as well as be an advocate and adviser to them.
Let me describe to you the Lawyers course of training.
Formal educational requirements for
lawyers include a four-year college degree, three years in law school, and the passing of a written
Competition for admission to most law schools is intense.
should develop proficiency in writing and speaking, reading, researching, analyzing, and
thinking logically—skills needed to succeed both in law school and in the profession. Regardless
of major, a multidisciplinary background is recommended.
Courses in English, foreign
languages, public speaking, government, philosophy, history, economics, mathematics, and
computer science, among others, are useful.
Students interested in a particular aspect of law may
find related courses helpful.
For example, prospective patent lawyers need a strong background
in engineering or science, and future tax lawyers must have extensive knowledge of accounting.
Acceptance by most law schools depends on the applicant’s ability to demonstrate an aptitude for
the study of law, usually through good undergraduate grades, the Law School Admission Test
(LSAT), the quality of the applicant’s undergraduate school, any prior work experience, and,
sometimes, a personal interview. The practice of law involves a great deal of responsibility.
Individuals planning careers in law should like to work with people and be able to win the
respect and confidence of their clients, associates, and the public.
Perseverance, creativity, and
reasoning ability also are essential to lawyers, who often analyze complex cases and handle new
and unique legal problems.