So how do lawyers get so screwed up?  

lawyerdude2000 56M
64 posts
5/13/2005 1:20 pm

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

So how do lawyers get so screwed up?

Believe you me, it is not easy. First we typically have to get an undergraduate degree (or at least 5 years experience in undergraduate studies). My degrees are in history and philosophy. Then, we apply.

Law schools are ranked in a lot of different areas: placement of grads in prestigious clerkships, the number of publications by faculty, etc. The law schools then typically look at a number of factors: first, your grades. Then your scores on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). Then they also look at your background, what your major was, etc. This third one can really make a difference. Most law schools want to have a DIVERSE student body. Therefore a engineering majoy may well be accepted with lower grades than a business major (there are hundreds of business majors in law school...). Also, they may look upon non-traditional students with more favor than traditional students. At times. It depends.

Once you are in law school, the process is a lot like in the movie and series, THE PAPER CHASE. Kingsfield exists in every law school and he teaches contracts. In essence, the law school experience takes out your brain, shoves it into a mold, cooks it at 350 degrees for three years, then you are set loose on the world. The best thing about law school is the opportunity to get internships with non profit groups to learn how to do stuff. The worst thing about law school... jeez how do I narrow it to one? ... they do not teach you the practicalities of running your own business. Sure you may know the law, but you probably know nothing about hiring people, etc.

However, at the end of it all, I must admit that even with the frustrations, the practice of law is a great field; intellectually challenging, fulfilling, and it occasionally pays pretty good too. By the way, I love lawyer jokes. But in fact there are only five of them... the rest are true stories. Tom out.

rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
3289 posts
5/13/2005 4:02 pm

Too funny... and to think I may be a lawyer some day too!! lol...

rm_WickedFemale 62F
401 posts
5/13/2005 4:02 pm

interesting blog, but one thing, where is the sex? ~winks~

wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
5/13/2005 4:15 pm

Yeah it does really screw them up, particularly those who practice family law (the sewer rats) about all they are good for is a mail service, you can't turn your back on them for a second or they start thinking for themselves YIKES!

what is it about lawyers that when they have a client they automatically expect to be paid yet for the life of them are completely incapable of following instructions.....THEY ARE EMPLOYED BY YOU TO DO SOMETHING, why won't they do it!?!
they are incapable of operating outside of their formulae, do this do that yada yada this works in that....
bloody lemmings.....some of the more successful litigants in family law locally are the SRL's because they do the research and apply it TO THEIR OWN CASE, knowing already what factors exist in their case...well hey they are living their case....

yet you get a lawyer and they don't know unless you tell them, you tell them and they still don't take it in, Majority of the problems people experience with their orders is due to lawyers not listening to what is needed in the first place and 'thinking' for themselves....

sorry personnal gripe of mine I would rather be SRL right now, but time limitations prevent it and I could hang the lawyer from the rafters and for once receive more satisfaction than if I saw the ex dangling...


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