Monday, March 12, 2007

My Brain on Law School

I went to dinner with a lawyer friend before I took the LSAT. She told me that law school would completely alter the way I think.

At first I didn't see any difference. I didn't argue with everyone over everything. I didn't throw around Latin phrases.

However, negligence abounds! I see torts everywhere. I don't see them and think - oh great, law suits for me to file, money for me to make.

I think, the wrong person, the wrong place, the wrong time, and because of a lack of due care, someone gets hurt. And that someone sues. That someone sues a person who could have easily avoided it and who may not be able to avoid a law suit.

The old Learned Hand test comes to mind along with the saying, "An ounce of wisdom is worth a pound of cure."

1 comment:

Liza Jane said...

I was watching Stranger Than Fiction the other day, into which taxes sort of figure, and during this one part I blurted out "That's wrong, you totally can't take a charitable contribution deduction for donations to individuals." This quickly followed by "Omg, I sort of hate myself now."