Honestly, after having been exposed to the various facets of chemical engineering (by no mean have I explored them all), I simply have no desire to work in the field. Academic research in chem eng was exciting; I got to work with state of the art instruments and worked with an amazing team. But, I was thrown off by the slow pace and repetitiveness of it. Government research/work was dreadful (at least in the departments I found myself in), no one was truly motivated, people arrived late/left early and took many, many breaks. The buildings were mostly empty, etc. etc. Finally, in private industry, there was a huge division between engineers, operators and, contractors. As an engineer, you're a salaried employee who can receive bonuses based on performance. As an operator or a contractor, you're a unionized worker who gets shift work and no incentives to work hard besides the potential for overtime. And so, trying to achieve the common goal of improving processes/increasing company profits was non-existent. The only time, an operator was eager to try a new process parameter was when they had participated or had suggested the change in the first place. And so the reasons for which I want to go into law are the following: Eventually, I would like to have my own clinic/firm, I can stay up to date with science and inventions through IP law and I get to build these longitudinal bonds with motivated individuals who actually need and want my help.