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For being a lawyer you need to be shrewd. Is that true?

To be a good lawyer you need to have above average intelligence, analytical abilities and excellent communication skills.

india Updated: May 23, 2006 17:15 IST

I've considered taking up law but many people react to this by saying that you have to be shrewd and cunning to be a lawyer. Is this true? 2. Does architecture require artistic talents?  

To be a good lawyer you need to have above average intelligence, analytical abilities and excellent communication skills – if this means being shrewd and cunning, then its an interpretation that I am not aware of!

Today there is a huge requirement for lawyers specialised in corporate law to work in multi-national companies, in human rights law fighting for the rights of the downtrodden, in areas like environment law, intellectual property rights law and so on.

It’s a far cry from the civil and criminal law that many people associate with lawyers. So you can specialise in any of these areas too. If on the other hand you are creative, with artistic talents you can look at architecture, for which you will also need science ( Physics and Maths), or even  other careers like interior design and animation, for which there is a good demand.