rbgrocio wrote:I do not agree with it. We are going to law school to become lawyers, to become professionals. What are you going to do when a client comes in 5 days before the Statute of Limitations runs out? Ask another associate to do the job for you? We live in a world of time constraints, and this is a profession with such constraints. If one can't deal with it, then one should not sign up for it. I know lots of you are going to disagree, but if I'm fat I can't be a model; if I can't speak English, I should not go to college in the U.S. I understand that you can change your weight and that you can learn the language, but the case with ADD just pisses me off. You can take the appropriate medicine for it, and that should allow you to work just fine.
I would like to clarify that this rant refers ONLY to the case of ADD. And I know a 0L here mentioned that what is 1.5 hours more going to do to you? that actually made me laugh. Yes, in law school you need to know your stuff, but when someone makes you write five essays (very long ones) and you also have to do multiple choice and raise about 15 issues (joinder, SMJ, PJ, Erie, venue....) 1.5 hours can go a long way for you.
I'm going to jump on this wagon here. There are many disabilities where you might be able to quantifiably adjust the amount of time one has, or create accommodations which will level the playing field, but I believe that it is doing a disservice to those that are given the accommodations. How can they be expected to perform on the same level as any other student if they have a different set of rules? The real world is far from fair, and in all honesty, how is it perfectly equitable for two separate sets of rules to exist?
I am honestly sick and tired of government attempting to create equality for people with different talents, abilities, and work ethic. One must perform to the best of their abilities and find their own way in the world.
I am also in favor of equal benchmarks between men and women in professions that have physical components. I don't understand why firefighters, police officers, and other professions which have a physical component would hire and allow for what would be a "substandard" employee, because of being a different gender.
I know this sounds harsh to those with disabilities, but in the same vein, if you don't have legs, you can't be a fireman. Why go into a profession that involves lots of high level reading, quickly, and writing, quickly, if you can't do the work at the same level as everyone else?
And so you don't all hate me, some of the inspiration from this is coming from a man much greater than I, Martin Luther King Jr.
"If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.”