Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Law School Musical

Readers,

This is *too* good to not share with all of you! Enjoy this little law school musical that is pretty accurate in terms of what goes on in law school students' lives and minds. Also, in reference to the end of the musical... my 1L experience so far has granted me my first white strand of hair. My sister so wonderfully pointed it out at a supermarket check-out lane! (I'm tempted to pluck it out...but you know what they say....when one gets plucked, ten come to its funeral!) Don't want to take any chances! ;)

Here's the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8ABhatAfsA
[Hey, I tried uploading it directly to this post, but as always, technology failed me. Enjoy!]


In other news, a new post on 'religious hypocrisy' will be up by the end of the week. To the several people who e-mailed me, wondering if I fell off the face of the earth due to my blogging hiatus, I have two words for you: Law School. :)

Love always,
KB


8 comments:

  1. I'm DYING!!!!!! THIS IS GENIUS!!!!

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  2. By the way, can I see your white strand? I've developed a nervous twitch...I'm too scared to check out my hair, though my bf will go nuts with this tonight....

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  3. Hahaha! You sure can...it's on the right side, about two inches above my right ear. ;) You can't see it unless my hair is up in a ponytail...so from now on *you know* I'll be wearing my hair down!

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  4. You know, you lawyers make more money than most people do...so it's pretty worth the hell you guys have to go through. Besides, if any of you get in trouble and need legal help, you can get it for free from your connections/co-workers/friends. Just having a juris doctor on your resume should make you people worth a lot. At the end of the day, your kind are intimidating because your brains are filled with stuff us regular people can never learn.

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  5. Michael, I have to say that some of your comments are based on ill-founded beliefs. The fact of the matter is, some lawyers do *not* make a lot of money. Law school itself is incredibly competitive and those who do very well will be rewarded when scooped up by a large law firm in a top market. Other than that, you can bet your pretty penny that not all lawyers make crazy six-figures and above. In terms of high earnings, I'll give you the most commonly cited reason: the investment of money to become a lawyer is atrocious. Unlike many graduate programs in the sciences or liberal arts, there does not tend to be money available for those wanting to become lawyers, so that cost MUST be paid for either out of pocket or through loans. Thus, many people come out of law school with around $150,000 in debt, and the risk that they may not be able to pay it off means that those who do get work make more money than those in a profession without such a financial investment. ALSO: don't forget that those lawyers that DO make a lot of money is because of the lifestyle they have to lead as lawyers. Most lawyers work 14-16 hour work days and are constantly are call. During hard cases they may be expected to virtually live in an office, and this can drag on for weeks or months, or even years in some cases. This hardship is thought to far exceed that of many other professions, helping to justify what lawyers earn each year. At the end of the day, law is a business. Supply, demand, and market forces are in effect. If market rates are high for the top young lawyers coming out of law school and the bar exam, then the demand will demand that they pay big money – or the other law firm will pay that big money instead.

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  6. ^ What she said. Besides, if you really think we have time to be giving out free legal services left and right, then you're quite mistaken, Michael. I also have to comment on your last statement. Never say never - you don't have to go to law school to educate yourself with the law. Yes, we possess more knowledge than the regular layperson, but we paid a heavy price for it. The average law school student comes out with around $150,000-$200,000 debt from tuition and living expenses. We might be intimidating, but that's because we've learned to take no crap from anybody -- and we know better than to listen to others say how stressed they are, how much school sucks, or how busy their lives are. Put yourselves in the shoes of a law school student and you'll find yourself never complaining again! :P

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  7. seriously this is amazing!!!
    broke ass dell ... :)
    thank you for sharing kathy !! <3

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