Cal. Litig. 2015, Volume 28, Number 2

New Lawyers Column: Why I Went to Law School and Chose Not to Work in a Firm

By Saveena K. Takhar

Saveena K. Takhar

As the granddaughter of immigrant farm and factory laborers and the daughter of first-generation college graduates, I knew from a young age that pursing higher education was my goal. Even before getting my bachelor’s degree, my goal was to earn my Juris Doctorate and pass the bar exam to become the first attorney in our family.

I got my first real feel for the practice of law when I worked for a plaintiffs’ employment law firm as an undergraduate. The work only confirmed my prior feelings. What we did in this small, three-person office was challenging yet gratifying, as our efforts sought redress for injustice suffered by our clients.

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