When we were kids, my sister and I watched a ton of Court TV. I’m not sure why, but Judge Judy was like always on. I watched it for the wacky characters. But I think Megan watched it for the courtroom drama of it all. She went on to watch all of the courtroom dramas, she read all the books about law, she watched all the movies about shady lawyers and hero lawyers and justice.
Her best friend’s mother works at https://thehadleylawfirm.com/ and invited her to the office to clerk in the summers. She’s been doing that every summer since she was 11 years old and thrives on it.
In her case, it makes perfect sense to me to go right into college after high school because it’s an earlier start on a defined career path.