WHY ARE YOU
In the first week of my first year of law school, everyone wanted to know why everyone else decided to study law. It became a sort of running joke to say, ‘Well, you know, I got the marks’.
‘Out of the frying pan…’
There are many reasons why you might choose to study law. Some students are attracted to understanding the forces that shape our society; others enjoy the thought of getting their hands on those forces. Some students see law as a useful tool for justice, others see it as a respectable and rewarding career. Still others are following the footsteps of family, friends or other people they admire.
But we also know that a great many law students have no definite reason for commencing law. In addition, the reasons given by the rest often change over the course of the degree, as they gain greater understanding of what the law is, what it means, and what it can (and can't) do.
A former Australian Vice-Chancellor recently described Law as having become a de facto Arts degree. By this, he meant that it is now a generalist degree that students