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Legal “Ease It On Down the Road” (Diana Ross)

Allison | future lawyer

I remember being in pre-k and my mother asking me what I wanted to be when I grew up. She asked at least once a school year. My first choice was to be a greeter at Wal-Mart so that I could hand out smiley face stickers. I was 4 and all about making people smile. The choices evolved to manicurist, fashion designer, zoo keeper, veterinarian, and after years of consideration ..... a Lawyer!

I want to be a District Attorney. The reasons are; (1) I love our American history! It's so interesting to see how our country was founded and I'm excited to learn more throughout college. (2) I see all of the issues going on today and feel very strongly that we need more people in the legal positions who will uphold the laws our country was founded upon. While the founding fathers probably didn't foresee the Internet, gay marriage, and international terror groups, the Constitution and Declaration of Independence are still relevant. (3) Law provides a great career choice to be able to support myself and my family. The mean salary for a government lawyer is around $93k (2011 statistics). As far as advancement opportunities, I could become a judge, state or federal legislator, or even U.S. President! The requirements to become a lawyer are a bachelor degree (I'll major in Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University), a Juris Doctorate (from Texas A&M University), and I'll need to pass the Bar exam. To learn about this career, I've attended numerous college fairs, spoken to college coordinators/counselors, and researched several college/career focused websites. I''ve also competed in History Fairs, in the Law category which is what really affirmed my choice to become a lawyer.

Thank you for your consideration.

Allison's essay appears here as written, to preserve the young author’s unique voice and individual writing style. However, we have deleted personally identifiable information to protect the student’s privacy.