Thursday, July 12, 2007

Thinking like a lawyer

Recently, a friend turned to me and said, I don't want to be a lawyer or even use the degree but I really want to go to law school! To which I naturally and normally (after a cursory check for sanity) asked huhhh? To which she responded as though it were obvious, I know its tough but... I want to think like a lawyer!

Think like a lawyer? What does that mean? How does one think like a lawyer? Here's a sample of what I'm thinking at the moment:

1. I wish I was napping.
2. Must not sleep on comfortable leather reclined chairs in library.
3. I hate school. Really. Hate. School.
4. Reality TV is really just going too far these days.
5. Wonder what we'll eat for dinner tonight.
6. Bubblegum is fun, in moderation.
7. M&Ms would be GREAT right now.
8. Mmm.... M&Ms...
9. I'm hungry.
10. How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

Surely you dont need three years of graduate school to think like that? Or should I be demanding my money back? This brain seems awfully similar to the one I had when I started the whole thing. Though, perhaps, its because I'm not a lawyer yet. Aha! Just one more reason to pass that bar! Oh the things that will be thunk!


eun ha said...

HAHA. Wow. I think those thoughts might just be preferable to my impressions regarding "think[ing] like a lawyer" (one of which is remarkably similar to the capcha that I have to decipher to prover to your comment box that I'm human)...I'll just keep the rest of those to myself...yeah. :-P

Aisha said...

lol, yeah.... I think b/c my thoughts are so.. basic... i tend to second guess my future abilities as a lawyer, ah well :)

Susan said...

Hi, I know its been a long time. As I am getting ready to take the bar tomorrow, I thought I would let you know that I don't feel any more like a lawyer than I did upon graduating 2 months ago, except that I have developed a nervous tic in my left eyelid and I occasionally blurt out things like equitable conversion and race notice recording statute in a Turrets-syndrome like manner. Just wanted to let you know what you have to look forward to!

Susan said...

Ok, I just realized that you are taking the bar this summer too. Why did I think that you were a year behind me in school? Anyways, good luck!

Aisha said...

Hi Susan!! It HAS been a while! Hope you've been doing well! Are you taking the GA one or TX? GOOD LUCK. If you're taking it in GA let keep an eye out for me and I will do the same , i would be nic,e to see a friendly face :)

Susan said...

Hi Aisha, How was your first day? I am in Texas. We have the MBE tomorrow. Yay. See you on the other side!

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