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The Evil That Men Do

I've spent the last two hours reading my Criminal Law for the week. With no disrespect to the class, I have to say that I'm not about to become a criminal lawyer. The cases are an endless parade of nastiness, which average a level of malice on the order of murder and which (in the case I'm reading now) seems to include kidnap, rape and torture. Others may have a stronger constitution, but I shudder to think what it would do to my psyche to deal with these things as my profession on a regular basis. The reading alone is enough to make one ill...


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I will bite, having elected crim law as my future. After four different interviews, an externship at a criminal court, and a criminal lawyer in the family, I will say that criminal lawyers are the most cynical people I have met. I guess that comes with the nastiness. That said, I also find that criminal lawyers seem to enjoy their job more than any other lawyer I have talked to. There is something about getting the chance to play half-cop/half-lawyer that is really attractive. Plus, the stakes seem a lot higher and more important, but that might just be my bias. Also, not all of it is rape and murder. A lot of it is DUI and employee theft.
It's nasty, but if you prosecute, you get to put the nasty people in the jail. Also, crim law has its benefits (at least if you work for the government): good hours, no firm partners squeezing billable hours out of you, waaaay more jury trials than civil law (so you do more than sit at a desk), inspiring fear, etc.
I can see how it would be a downer to deal with rapists and murderers all day. Although I must say, I'm an ignorant non-lawstudent type, but it seems to me that some corporations have perpetrated some pretty heinous crimes, and on a much larger scale. Just out of curiosity, do you plan to be choosy about the company you'll someday represent? Choosy about its reputation and way of doing business, I mean, not the salary being offered.
Dear sir, I have recently coming to my graduation, and coming after is what i want to do afterwards. i have choosen to take pre- law as a major. Could you send me some information on what yall do or recondmend me to some people who do. I would greatly appreciate it, my email is christopherhuie@hotmail.com

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