I've been working as a lawyer in Sydney for about four years, in both the private and public sectors.
At law school I tended to be preoccupied with questions like 'why am I here?', 'how can I live a good life?' and 'do "good" and "evil" really exist?'
I didn't find answers in my classes at the time, but since becoming a Christian shortly after graduating I've come to believe that studying the law can teach us a lot about how our society conceives of itself and the moral universe. It also invites us to ask the fundamental question, 'what is the way things should be?', reflect on the way they actually are, and consider how we can make them better. I think that Christians have a lot to contribute to these contemplations, particularly in light of the degree to which the emergence of our legal system is intertwined with Christian doctrine.
By the time I became a Christian I had already accepted a graduate job offer at a big corporate law firm. Since then, God has slowly taken me down a different path than the one I had planned for myself when I was job hunting at law school. This has been scary -- other lawyers will understand the rigid way in which we tend to plan our careers -- but I have found that the more I come to understand God, the more I have been able to let go of my old plans, worries and anxieties, and understand true freedom.
I hope to be able to share some of this sense of freedom with you through this blog.