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To the editors:

I related to Patrick Griffin's article "The Catcher in the Drain" [May 29] very much not because I recently graduated from law school, but because I have had a very similar experience in my "professional" training in architecture. Granted, there are aspects to the law field that are unique, but I feel that there will always be students in any field who should not be studying where they are (or as in Mr. Griffin's case, where they were).

Part of the problem with school in particular is that young people, who honestly do not know what they should be pursuing, are signing up for classes at any university only for some reasoning which might not have anything to do with fully understanding the aspects of the career itself. Perhaps an addition to the "modest proposal" is that there should be more done to show potential students the realities of the professions they are interested in; and to provide a means to investigate and determine the career choice that really suits them. Honestly, how can a person who is around 20 to 25 years of age truly determine their entire career path for the next 20 to 40 years if they do not even know in what areas they excel?

Jennifer Webb

W. Morse


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