My decision to attend law school was a bit whimsical, as many of my life decisions have been. But there was also thought behind it — and a lot of luck and perseverance. This story could be subtitled “Even a Blind Squirrel Sometimes Finds an Acorn”
It was the Fall of 1976 when I decided to attempt law school. I was 26 and working for Conoco as a petroleum/drilling engineer on a drilling rig North of the Shetlands in the UK North Sea. Since I knew no lawyers and knew nothing about becoming a lawyer, I had to figure out the process. So, I went to the public library in Dundee, Scotland to learn about applying to law school in the U.S. and learned that it was necessary to take the LSAT.
— Richard Lionberger, A Serendipitous Route to Becoming a Lawyer