Do you dream of becoming one of the best Dubai lawyers? That’s great! But how sure are you that this is the right path for you? About 30% of law school enrollees drop out of their classes even before reaching sophomore year. They end up wasting their finances and regretting the time they spent studying what is not really their craft.
A lot of people who are seeking to take their education up a notch choose law school for the wrong reasons. This is because their perceptions about lawyers are misguided by common hearsays. Here are the top myths about going to law school.
Being good at arguing is all you need. I hear some people says that they would be a good lawyer because they like to argue. However, this is not entirely true. Professional lawyers in Dubai say that attorneys need to skilled at argument, not arguing. These two are different from each other. Argument is a well-formed analysis of an issue that addresses, and rebuts, different perspectives on a topic. Having the ability to contend your parents into allowing you to go on a date with a stranger is not argument. Always winning fights with your girlfriend is not argument. It may be called arguing, but it is not argument. Logic is needed to arguing.
You can pass law school since you are good in speaking and writing. If you hate math but good in writing and speaking, it doesn’t automatically mean you’ll be great at being a lawyer. Law is like geometry in words but it requires logic. And as you may know, logic is the cornerstone of (most) math. Although possible, it is not so common for people to be very logical and hate math. Law school is going to be a long, painful hike if you are not good at logical reasoning.
Becoming a lawyer is your ticket to thousand dollars paychecks. We hate to break it to you but there’s no truth to this unless you become top of the class in one of the 50 leading law schools in the world. It is very unlikely that you will be making a six-figure. Most law school grads make in the 35-55K range when they graduate. There are so many wonderful reasons to go to law school, but money is no