Hardison & Associates Young Lawyer Tips #15

Every Tuesday a selected attorney or law clerk of Hardison & Cochran will share tips that helped them through law school and their early career as a lawyer. These tips will range from advice on how to study for the LSAT, law school classes and the bar exam to how to handle a case load once you start practicing in your selected area. If you would like one of your questions answered about becoming a lawyer please e-mail us at wsc@lawyernc.com. This week Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law student and Hardison & Cochran law clerk

John Paul Godwin offers tips for students who are just entering law school.

Perspectives from a 3rd Year Law Student

Now that I have one semester left of law school I am beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel, however faint this light may be. These last two and a half years have been filled with many different challenges that have left me a different person.To all that may want to go to law school, and for those who are just curious, I can say with confidence that most of the rumors you hear about law school are true. My step-father, who is an attorney, told me this old adage before entering law school, “As a first year student your professors will try to scare you to death, the second year they will work you to death, and the third year they will bore you to death.”

Law school is a challenging ordeal that can bring about a lot of stress, but even more satisfaction. I encourage all those who are interested in going to law school to take the plunge and found out what an exciting adventure the law can be. If you’re currently in law school, good luck this upcoming semester. If you’re thinking about going to law school, prepare, prepare, prepare.