Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Taften Signs that you are Lost in Law School

I got this list from Kaleidoscope Eyes and added some tell-tale signs. You might want to add too.

1. You consider dropping out of law school approximately every hour, but after that first semester you realized you were already in too much debt to be anything other than a lawyer.

2. The drama in your life now rivals that of high school.

3. You are truly and deeply unnerved by the thought of some of your classmates becoming attorneys

4. You wonder if that one professor who always seems angry and irritable and treats students’ minds as his personal playground is actually a sociopath or just didn’t get enough hugs as a child.

5. Sometimes during disagreements you are tempted to argue with complete legal basis the offending friend or family member without him understanding what you said.

6. You can’t remember if you decided to come to law school because you wanted to help people and make a difference in the world or because you hate yourself.

7. You think whoever first introduced the Socratic method into the law school curriculum should have his face lit on fire and then beaten out with a rake.

8. When someone is expressing their frustration or anger about something that is in any way related to the law, you can’t be sympathetic because you’re too busy figuring out in your head if they have a cause of action.

9. You hear about the death of an elderly friend or relative and wonder if they died intestate.

10. You have considered changing career paths to hot dog vendor, stilt walker, or career alcoholic.

Instead of saying, Thank God its Friday, you exclaim, Oh no, Its Friday. (meaning, you'll have to read up on the assigned readings for your whole day class on Saturday.)

You get into the habit of standing up when your professor walks in.

When you become more prayerful than before because you are not ready for recits.

You already forgot the meaning of sembreak and summer break because all your exams are super extended.

You gain several (okay, many pounds) because all you want to do after a traumatic exam is - EAT!

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