He didn’t enjoy having to defend legitimate criminals and in some instances they were monsters who committed murder and other horrific acts
When my friends and I were all still in undergraduate school, the prospect of spending a decade or so in graduate school was a scary thought. There are some people who pursue PhDs and it takes roughly this long for them to get their final diploma. That’s why many of us started to seriously consider going to law school to become lawyers. It’s a common path for people studying philosophy or economics, so it seemed like a natural fit. Thankfully I took a few pre-law courses at my undergraduate college and realized quickly that it wasn’t the right profession for me. However, my best friend and roommate had the exact opposite experience. He took the pre-law course because he could get into any other classes for that hour, and it ended up giving him a path to follow in life. It wasn’t easy though, because he had to first pass the LSAT with a good score and finish three years of college at a law school. Once you have your diploma, you then have to pass the Bar exam in every state in which you wish to practice law. My friend immediately went into trial work for the state prosecutor’s office. Despite the lucrative salary as a state attorney, he was overwhelmed with stress and anxiety. He didn’t enjoy having to defend legitimate criminals and in some instances they were monsters who committed murder and other horrific acts. When a classmate from law school told him about the wonders of being an estate law and family attorney, my friend took the first opening at a law firm that he could find. Now that my friend is an estate law and family attorney, he is much happier. Every once in a while he has to deal with unsavory clients, but it’s nowhere near as bad as defending murderers in criminal court cases.