I am not sure exactly when I first started thinking about attending law school. It was an idea that had been at the periphery of my mind for some time but only as a fleeting thought. After all, as a 40 year old professional who is very happy with his career, what would be the point?
However, in addition to my career, I lead a “second” life as a very active civil rights activist. I care deeply about the issues for which I advocate and see my contributions in this arena as my true legacy to my state and my children.
In this role, I work frequently with the state legislature and local governments on legislative issues and I have increasingly come to understand that those who practice law are in a position to affect public policy that they share with no other citizen. Being a practicing member of the state bar would be an honor and a privilege that would allow me to fully contribute to the defense of my issues.
Add to this the fact that a fellow lobbyist and friend followed this exact same train of thought and is now ready to start his 3rd year in law school; suffice it to say that his experiences have only served to further whet my interest.
So … here I am … having finally decided that I will matriculate to some law school in the Fall of 2008.
What is the next step? Stay tuned …