One of the common questions that I have been asked is
"How did you know you liked litigation?”
In my first year of law school, I participated in two moot competitions. It was exhilarating to step up to the podium, be tackled with difficult questions by the Judge, and have to formulate an answer on the spot.
Having experience with moots helps to know whether you will enjoy litigation. However, if you do not have mooting experience, that is okay!
Exposure to the Courtroom
As an extern at the Michigan Court of Appeals, I spent a few days at Court observing litigators. During those few days, I sat quietly at the back of the courtroom and watched both Judges and litigators converse, trying to come to a resolution for the legal issue at hand. After I completed my externship, I knew that litigating is something I wanted to pursue in my legal career.