Reply To: Human Rights/Social Justice Initiatives

June 14, 2016 at 9:46 pm #2031

Hey, I’m definitely interested in this field and I know there are a lot of other people who share those sentiments. Not a lot of thoughts come to mind to share when I read your post because I’m not sure what exactly you want to talk about. I will say this, though. I don’t think people who want to be human rights lawyers should really be focused on making a lot of money. Sure, it’s understandable to want to make good money and help others at the same time, but honestly, being a human rights lawyer seems gruelling and thankless from what I’ve seen. Most clients don’t have any money to begin with. It takes a different kind of intrinsic drive to be successful in that field.

I don’t mean to make it seem like you only want money, I highly doubt you do. I only mean that money should be a pretty low priority in your consideration of pursuing a career as a human rights lawyer.