LaBarrister wrote:I have my own question. What kind of experience do you all think a 0L could have that would dispel any delusions/disillusions about the reality of being a lawyer, generally speaking.
While there may be a few good-hearted, "do-gooders" to take from Chelsea Clinton's speech, I think we can all agree that the reality of law, especially around the successful, is full of lost souls who are greedy for money.
Again, for all of the young, naive, hapless young turds here, what could one possibly do to put him/herself in that scenario before becoming an attorney? You can't tell me there is no way. I just want you attorneys and ex-attorneys to brainstorm for the rest of us and come up with an answer. I'm talking about a real, spot-on, shitty experience that one would equate with being a lawyer.
Lay your balls on a table. Now smash them with a tack hammer 10 times.
In all seriousness, there is really nothing that can prepare you. It's not necessarily the schooling itself, but the pressure of placement and douchebag profs coupled with a field where people are generally incredibly shitty to one another, and there it is. You can't know it until you are in it. Also, if any of these fucks are still law students, take what they say with a grain of sand. They know dick about what it is like to be a lawyer.