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  • From Science to Law: Choices on the Playground

    Lila Hope, Ph.D.
    Law and Tech Management
    Changing Careers
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    It’s always liberating to watch a young child frolic on the playground.  At one moment, he would focus on an object of interest with such intensity and devotion, yet at the next, the transition onto the next object would seem to happen all too readily, without much hesitation.  My educational path from college through graduate school conjured a similar concoction of passion and spontaneity.  Dazzled by the myriad of courses offered in college, I conveniently pursued what interested me most from semester to semester – math, physics, various subjects in biological sciences, and, at times, even tennis, sailing and jazz dance.  I took biological sciences as a major in undergraduate and graduate studies, without thinking twice about what I was to do with the knowledge and experience I would collect along the way. Towards the end of an absurdly long but fun-filled educational track, as play time ...