Anthony Lerose

Where do you work?

LeRose Law Firm, Self-Owned

What is your job title? How long have you been there?

Attorney at Law. I’ve been here for 2 years and practicing law for 4 years.

What kind of law do you work in?

My firm deals with criminal defense, Real Estate…it’s really a variety.

Was there additional training required?

I have a Law Degree.

Is there much travel?

I travel around a bit, mainly to trials and hearings

What do you like best about your job?

I like making my own hours, being able to come and go as I please.

How do you think Philosophy prepared you for this job?

Philosophy honed my critical thinking skills needed for practising law. I can’t think of a major that would have better prepared me for law.

Is your job philosophical?

Absolutely. What should be a crime? What should the law do? Etc., Etc.

What attracted you to a degree in Philosophy?

There was a book I read called, “A Brief Description of Philosophy” or something like that. I was unhappy with where I was at the time, but once I got into Philosophy, I thought, “This is where I belong.” Philosophy majors were a fun group. We hung out together

Do you have any advice for students considering majoring in Philosophy?

Philosophy will teach you how to think. That, and it’s more fun than any other major.

Any advice on the job prospects?

There is kind of a prejudice out there for Philosophy majors, but if there is no specific training required, a philosophy degree is a great major that will prepare you for a lot of different careers.

Do you consider yourself a philosopher?

Yeah, I spend a lot of time thinking about things like that.

What is the #1 thing you learned being a Philosophy student?

Philosophy teaches you to learn… how to think, reason, and analyze.

Anything else?

I am glad to have had the opportunity to go here. Some of my best memories of WVU were from being a Philosophy student.

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