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Mat Rempit
Posted - 14 May 2016 14:49
i'm assuming you're on this site because you want to be one, but perhaps you are uncertain whether it is the right direction to take in life despite having a law degree, or you're a junior solicitor unsure of whether this is really what you want the rest of your life to be like.

fear not trying something different. there is a world of interesting opportunity outside of law if you are willing to seek it out and work for it. i have given up this game entirely and am in the process of moving into something completely and utterly different and i am happier than i have ever been with regards to my professional life. don't be afraid of doing so because you think you've pigeonholed yourself into law. don't settle for less than what really makes you happy in life. people won't look down on you for doing something different and will actually respect you for coming from a tough course of studies or (if you're practicing) a prestigious career field.

go do law if it makes you happy. but for those of you out there questioning your choices, don't be afraid to broaden your horizons or look for something else. life is short m8s, and it is too short to be spent inside four walls doing something that doesn't make you feel happy.
huntom
Posted - 15 May 2016 16:31
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Interesting post, I have often dismissed a career in law and then find myself drawn back. At my current stage which very new to the professional (having just graduated), I will unfortunately always think 'what if', so for now, I am going to commit and qualify then see where i am at. There is more out there than billables.
rb1994
Posted - 23 July 2016 11:30
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Hi Mat, are you still around these boards, this post really resonates with my situation.

Done a couple of vacation schemes, but just not sure that I will do well in a legal career..

Would be great to know what you're moving into.