The next step

Essay by nchantn78University, Master'sA+, August 2004

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The Next Step

So this is the world and there are six billion people here on it. When I was a kid there were three; mom, dad, and myself. It was to hard to keep up with the rest. With this in mind allowing one's personal aspirations to fall victim to life's hardships maybe a desirable solution, but also a costly sacrifice. It takes perseverance, drive and passion to rise above difficulties, and a long term goal always serves as a light at the end of a seemingly, never- ending tunnel. My goal is simple: intellectual enrichment and the use of my knowledge to be the person behind the scene, the "Sports Lawyer". My life experiences have helped me to appreciate the value of this goal, and I look forward to reaching it.

I was told that my desire to enter the field of sports law would decline after my first year of studying law.

On the contrary, the realization of the power which a lawyer possesses as reinforced my desire to enter this area. An advocate's work can have far reaching consequences. This is clearly true in sports law, where the purpose is not simply to correct a wrong done in the past between two parties, but to alter the disparate treatment of an often under- represented sports players. The key to Sports Law is personal relationship and the simple pleasures of the way a stadium sounds when one of your players performs well on the field and the way we are meant to protect our players in health and injury.

The famous saying by Robert Frost, "Take the road less traveled by/and that has made all the difference", is some people's rule of life. However, I've discovered that life is a little more complicated. Sometimes the...