Why did you decide to do law Is probably one of the questions lawyers answer with ease: “it is my passion,” “to help others,” “my parents career path influenced my decision‘’ or “ I wanted to make a difference in my society’’ are answers they proudly answer. For me this is a question I haven’t sincerely answered until now becoming a lawyer for me was purely from an intrinsic motivation growing up an orphan girl in a beautiful village in Kenya I always wished to be financially stable, confident, solve my own problems and be in a position to defend myself. I knew knowledge of the law was a powerful tool and law impacts almost every aspect of our life, lawyers held a prestigious position in the society and in my young mind I figured this is the best career for me to achieve what I desired. With a Bachelor of Laws degree from Africa Nazarene University and post graduate Diploma from Kenya School of Law I was half way to fulfilling my personal desire. law by now had become something I loved, did with relative ease, was good at and was no longer just a means to an end or a shield. I realized now I was able to use my legal skills for the altruistic reasons and due to my emphatic nature, I undertook pupilage with the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions Kenya. I could now think critically, have good analytical skills, know my rights, and feel less powerless but I had not fully exploited my full potential or fully satisfied my intellectual curiosity. Having an entrepreneurial spirit, a sense of commercial awareness and transactional skills pursuing a master’s degree in business law seemed like the next logical step. Armed with ambition in 2017 I relocated to the US to pursue a Master’s in Business law at Florida State University and recently graduated with a magna cum laude honor at age 24.
Law to me is more than a career, passion, a calling it’s a dynamic relationship that I am fully committed to for my own good and most importantly I hope to greatly impact others while at it. In the words of Frank Herbert “Ambitions tend to remain undisturbed by realities.” Don’t let your reality disturb your ambitions.
LLM 2018, Florida State College of Law