romothesavior wrote:How clueless do the rest of you feel? The whole "law school doesn't prepare you" schtick sounds pretty damn accurate right about now.
Still pretty god damn clueless. A few months in, I had a pleasant exchange with a very senior partner on a Sunday afternoon when our whole team was scrambling on a large, quick turn around deal. I handed him some final documents and he was pointing out some of the reasons the language was set up the way it was (corporate law = get a good precedent then find & replace your way to victory, so hell if I knew what was going on). I said something along the lines of "Thanks for the explanations [partner], I've started to realize that I spend a lot of time getting documents out the door on an urgent basis without... you know... uh... shall we say, fully understanding what's in them?" and he clapped me on the shoulder and smiled and basically said We know. We've all been there."
It didn't make feel any less useless/retarded/barely qualified to breathe, but it made me feel a little better about that fact.
I then went back to frantically finding and replacing.