Horowitz ’19 Offers Law School Lessons in New Issue of NYSBA Journal
LUKAS M. HOROWITZ, Albany Law School Class of 2019, graduated from Hobart William Smith in 2014 with a B.A. in history and a minor in political science and Russian area studies. Following graduation, he worked for two years as a legal assistant at Gibson, McAskill & Crosby, LLP, in Buffalo, N.Y, and with the New York Academy of Trial Lawyers hosting CLE programs. Lukas can be reached at Lukas.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Law School Lesson #1: You Can’t Wing It
Time does funny things when a momentous event, in my case the start of classes at Albany Law School, ooms on the horizon. In the months leading up to the start of school, time slowed to a crawl. In the weeks since the start of my three-year journey, time has moved at light speed. To help slow things down a bit, I decid-ed to write about my journey.
During my final year of college I was pretty sure I wanted to be a law-yer. The previous summer I worked as an intern for Justices Laura Douglas and Elizabeth Taylor in Supreme Court, Bronx County. It was a great experi-ence, and I learned a lot, but as I looked forward to graduation, the news on the law school/legal career front remained dicey. Recognizing that it was unlikely I would be able to become a judge imme-diately following graduation from law school, I decided I needed exposure to the day-to-day life of a lawyer before deciding if practicing law was what I wanted to do for the next 40 or so years. I had the good fortune to land a position as a legal assistant at an exceptional law firm, Gibson, McAskill & Crosby, LLP, in Buffalo, N.Y. My two years at the firm solidified my desire to pursue a legal career, and convinced me I possessed the necessary tools to tackle the three-year marathon through law school.
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