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dc.contributor.authorMontiel, Julia L.
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-24T14:15:39Z
dc.date.available2015-08-24T14:15:39Z
dc.date.created2014-10-17
dc.date.issued2015-08-24
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10166/3711
dc.description.abstractWhenever you watch a legal drama on T.V., you are immediately drawn in by the glitz and glamour that accompanies the legal profession. It is suppose to be fun, economically fulfilling and absolutely perfect. Nonetheless, this is far from the picture they paint on T.V.; my internship this summer affirmed that. I was exposed to various sides of the legal field that I did not know existed. For example, the long hours that were put in to building a case, the tedious administrative tasks, and the troublesome office politics of the workplace. My internship opened my eyes to the complex reality that the legal profession really is. In retrospect, I wouldn’t change anything about my internship; it made me grow so much as a person and as a professional in the job market today. In my presentation, I will speak on the complexities of the legal field as well as my personal journey through navigating them. I will speak on how this internship changed my mind on wanting to become a corporate lawyer, and wanting to pursue another area of the legal field.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleGetting Intimate with Lawen_US
dc.title.alternativeAs Not Seen on TV: The Realities of the Legal Professionen_US
dc.date.gradyear2016en_US
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dc.description.panabstractPop culture television shows such as “House of Cards,” “The Good Wife,” and “Law and Order” do not have enough time to paint a full picture of what it means to be a lawyer or policy maker. These shows capture the highs and lows of the profession but often leave out what it takes to achieve real success. What's missing are the skills of crafting well-written memos, the long hours of research, and the effort that goes into producing thought-provoking briefs. This past summer, we embarked on four different journeys that explored various aspects of law and legislation. As a result of these experiences, we are better positioned to understand the realities of practicing law as opposed to what is commonly seen on television.en_US


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