|dc.contributor.author||Gerrity, Erin Eileen||
|dc.description||vi, 32 p.||en_US
|dc.description.abstract||The initial reason for performing my SIP in a law firm was to
confirm my belief that I wanted to pursue a career in law. Working
here the past months has finalized my decision to attend law
school; however, it has also raised some new questions. As I have
been exposed to multiple aspects of the profession, I have become
more confused about my specific interests in law and less sure
about what the legal profession actually is.
The experience as a whole has presented a series of doubts,
insecurities and ambiguities. Perhaps the most ambiguous factor
was the nature of my job, i.e. my "purpose". Working in the name
of knowledge (or in the name of learning if one does not consider
the two synonymous), did not seem to clarify the description and
expectations of my job. Without an immediate supervisor to direct
me, I felt unsure about what I was to do and what purpose I was to
Fortunately there was work to.be done, and the most beneficial
part of my SIP was that the attorneys took the time to instruct me.
When I was given a project, whether a research topic or a summary
of documents, they would not merely tell me what to do, rather they
were willing to make an investment. They would explain the matter
to me, the history and what the case involved so that I would
understand what I was doing and why.
In addition, for every matter on which I worked, the attorneys
provided me with all of the relevant documents so that I could
attain an even better understanding of the issues and experience
for myself all that was involved. This also enabled me to gain a
clearer picture of the processes of law.
I was also able to attend hearings and sit in on conferences.
Although at these times I was not "useful" to the firm in any way,
the experiences were very valuable to me. I must admit that I am
amazed and impressed to find that learning was as important to them
as it was to me. This has led me to the realization that learning
in itself can be a valid purpose.
So even though in the beginning I was skeptical about
performing a job which was so unstructured and with no apparent
"purpose", I have come to believe that this was for the better.
Because I was not limited to working in a certain area, I had the
opportunity to explore many aspects of law. And although I have
not yet determined the exact outcome of my future in law, I have
realized that the field stretches in all directions, and that I am
open to the possibilities.||en_US
|dc.relation.ispartof||Kalamazoo College Economics and Business Senior Individualized Projects Collection||
|dc.relation.ispartofseries||Senior Individualized Projects. Economics and Business.;||
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|dc.title||Koret, Inc. v. Christian Dior, S.A. and Christian Dior - New York, Inc.: A Legal Case Study||en_US
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