Becoming a Law student

Philippines
April 15, 2013 6:09pm CST
I'm wondering what's becoming a law student like. My boyfriend wants me to study Law which is I am also interested to study Law. I wanted to study Law but I couldn't because I don't have enough money for the tuition. Law students out there please tell me. Is it too hard? Do you think a shy person like me can make it? hehehee I have to change my personality I guess since I will have lots of debates then. But I am not still sure if I will accept my bf's offer or not. I'll be into a lot of pressure. But i want to take advantage of it. please tell me what is it like. Thank you very much.
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9 responses
• China
17 Apr 13
Uh huh,I'm not a law student,so I may can't help you on this one.But are you interested in learning law?I agree that the love for the study is more important because the interest is best teacher.If taking no interest in law,you should give up studying the legal professional.of course,if you have no choice,and you don't hate the law,you can take advantage of it.Well,Speak out your minds!!Come on!!
@lady1993 (27151)
• Philippines
17 Apr 13
Yeah, i guess it is hard.. you have to be really dedicated- since it takes a lot of years and a lot of study.. then you have to pass the exam to. But it you really love it, then you'll find a way to finish it. And yes,you have to overcome your shyness to be a good lawyer.
@o2bnocn (2992)
• United States
16 Apr 13
I am not studying law but I did have to take a business law class. It was one of the hardest classes I took. I didn't comprehend it as well as I did the other classes. I think the most important thing to decide is if you really like law and want to study law for the right reasons. That is a decision you will have to make. I understand about not having money for tuition. The cost of tuition is increasing year by year and it is becoming really expensive.
• United States
16 Apr 13
Your "boyfriend's offer?" I'm not clear on what his offer is. He's planning to pay for you to pursue your law degree? The requirements for admission to law school vary by country. However, there are several things in your post and others that indicate that law may not be the best choice for you. The fact that you have a track record for behaving unprofessionally (i.e., dating your ESL students), obviously have not done any real research into what going to law school is really like and believe that you can get an idea about law school from a discussion on myLot (Really, how many Filipino lawyers are hanging out on here?) are all things that indicate that this isn't the right direction for you. Further, you describe yourself as "shy" and think that you can change your personality in order to fit into what you think may be expected of you in law school.
@anil02 (24692)
• India
16 Apr 13
profession of law is a graceful and noble profession. In country and in my state where I am living law is not too much hard. Average student can do it without any tuition.
@stanley777 (9397)
• Philippines
17 Apr 13
YEah, i agree,.. you definitely should change your attitude since i have never seen a lawyer who was shy...You need to speak up for your client and also read a lot of books.. But if you really want and love that course, then you'll make it. Good luck.
• Philippines
16 Apr 13
Not a lawyer but aspired (kinda 0 when I was choosing courses over college. Guess you need to pick a specialty (there are a lot of choices - family, corporate, environmental the list goes on). You need to have good debating skills and the ability to convince a judge. If you're going for law, expect late nights reading books and doing briefs. I don't know how much sureness you are in, but if it's bad now, it might be worse if take the jump.
@kenshin2143 (1880)
• Philippines
15 Apr 13
I am not a law student myself but most of the things I heard about them seems like spending all of their free time in the library and countless books to master and read. Some couples are even dating in the library already due to the harshness there . If your really not into it, better stay away from it.
@joizee (502)
• Philippines
16 Apr 13
I say you go girl! Pursue whatever you like to do, especially you're single and young. You have all the time you can have. The money? No need to worry about finances because schools can offer student assistantship or allowing working students. Even your personality will not affect your studying. Because that's one thing that you can also learn to overcome with studying law. Don't consider it as a hindrance but as a challenge to make you better. Good luck tess_quinain!