aph wrote:And, comment to the person who said law students aren't professionals...some of us had careers prior to starting law school. Careers in professional recruiting, for example, among other things.
Done with this. Good day.
Lawyers, doctors and accountants are professionals. Everyone else is a worker. If you were not a lawyer, doctor or professional in your past career, you are not a professional.
Not getting involved in the debate about unprofessional behavior, but:
a : of, relating to, or characteristic of a profession
b : engaged in one of the learned professions
c (1) : characterized by or conforming to the technical or ethical standards of a profession (2) : exhibiting a courteous, conscientious, and generally businesslike manner in the workplace
a : a calling requiring specialized knowledge and often long and intensive academic preparation
b : a principal calling, vocation, or employment
c : the whole body of persons engaged in a calling
I don't think professionals are restricted to the fields of medicine, law, and accountancy but I agree that law students are not professionals since they are no longer engaging in a learned profession (but rather, learning a profession?).