American_4275
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Criminal Law

Wed Nov 14, 2001 10:35 am

Hey,
Is anyone here a criminal lawyer? I'm thinking of one as my career. It looks like stressful work. Is the pay decent? Do you ENJOY your job?

Thanks for any help!

American_4275

P.S. Any other law-related suggestions for an occupation is welcome, too!
 
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RE: Criminal Law

Wed Nov 14, 2001 10:45 am

Kind of off topic, but the problem I see with criminal law is a total lack of morals. If you believe the person is guilty (like *cough* OJ Simpson *cough*) do not defend them on an innocent plea! I am not sure if the world is putting money before morals, or just has a total lack of morals all together, but it is certainly one.
Just something to think about this before deciding it!
Iain
 
American_4275
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RE: Criminal Law

Wed Nov 14, 2001 10:55 am

I know. I was thinking the same thing. What about becoming a DA. Is this possible? Then morals wouldn't be so much on the line as a defense attorney. Excuse me for my complete lack of knowledge i'm only beginning to explore this field. Any help would be good. Feel free to enlighten me!

Thanks
American_4275
 
Iflymidwexprss
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RE: Criminal Law

Wed Nov 14, 2001 1:09 pm

I'm just a first-year law student, but on the contrary I think that it must take a tremendous amount of morals to be a criminal lawyer. I mean, one must have a rock-solid faith in the system to put people's lives in its hands every day. Sure, there are some sleazy punks who will take any client for a buck, but the vast majority of DA's and Public Defenders believe that our criminal justice system is the best method, albeit an imperfect one, for finding the truth. What can be more moral than that?
I say follow your heart and you can't go wrong.
Cheers,
Ryan
 
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RE: Criminal Law

Wed Nov 14, 2001 1:17 pm

I'm a lawschool dropout and sometimes I wish I'd stayed in. I have always been able to argue both sides of just about any argument. I think criminal law is the most fascinating, but working as an assistant D.A. or a public defender you usually don't make much money.
 
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RE: Criminal Law

Wed Nov 14, 2001 3:09 pm

I agree IFlyMidwExprss. I took a American ConLaw course this summer, with a corollary course called "Public Speaking and the Law", but that second class was actually just discussing ethics that attorney's have to deal with every day, and its a tremendous responsibility.

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