Why did you want to be a lawyer?
F. Susannah Collins: I always thought I would be a lawyer. My grandfather was an attorney in South Carolina who had come from very little and who worked his way through Harvard law. He believed in a legal education for the plain purpose of helping people and I loved that idea as a child.
Every day I remember that I got my law degree just to help people and that is what I always strive to do, although to be honest I love the battles in this job and I love the camaraderie of the profession.