Help deciding to become a lawyer?

I'm a 20 yo guy in college, majoring in political science. I like it. I also am interested in intellectual property (copyrights, trademarks, patents) although I dont have a math/science background/interest/aptitude so I dont think patents would be good for me. I'm interested in other things like privacy law too. Basically I'm interested in the areas were technology (like the internet) and the law intersect. A lot of people have told me I should go to law school, and I'm seriously considering it, but at the same time a lot of people tell me its a stressful/demanding and unhappy profession. How can I decide if the legal world is right for me before I go into huge debt to try to go to law school? 2nd, How does one specialize in one area of the law over another?

Asked By: R G - 7/8/2007
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Go work for a law firm for the summer or a semester, even if you have to do it for free, and then you will know. I have been practicing law for a little over 20 yrs. I am a trial and appellate attorney and yes, my job is stressful. Actually I find managing our staff more stressful than the practice itself but that's... More
Answered By: kikidismom - 7/8/2007
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the best way to tell is to do your research first. find out how much debt you will be in, what your chances are to get into a school you want, how many hours you'd need to bill for IP law, etc... More
Answered By: dollyemu - 7/8/2007
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