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Spring is here, the sun is out, and I had a lot of caffeine this morning: It's time to look at the bright side of law school.
In the spirit of Barbara Ann Kipfer's "14,000 Things to Be Happy About" -- which, incidentally, I received from a friend after finishing law school -- here are 33 reasons to be happy you went to law school:
- You can watch legal dramas and claim it's research.
- You learned how to organize a trip around 20 different schedules thanks to the LSAT logic games.
- Law is one of the few professions that caters to functional alcoholics. But state bar associations have built in support for those who want help.
- Law school is shorter than med school.
- And less expensive.
- Lawyers are more employable than veterinarians.
- Your JD offers more transferable skills than an MBA.
- You actually understand liability waivers.
- It takes less time to get a JD than a PhD.
- Law has more employment prospects than academia.
- Your parents think you're Atticus Finch, even if you're really Saul Goodman.
- Speaking of Saul ... You know why he would have been disbarred by now.
- You spot the mistakes in "Suits."
- What else were you going to do with a liberal arts degree?
- Law school is basically your last chance to study abroad.
- And a second chance at high school.
- Bar associations throw great parties.
- "Esq." is pretentious, but it's pretty badass.
- You can find ways to incorporate your favorite lines from "My Cousin Vinny" and "Legally Blonde" into a professional setting.
- You might have seen half-naked models in the law library.
- Paula Franzese's BarBri lectures are amazing.
- Camaraderie of sharing bar exam horror stories.
- And at least the bar is only one test, not a series like the CFA.
- You already knew the Miranda rights from "Law & Order."
- You get praised for being argumentative.
- Law school is a good place to meet your soulmate.
- It's your only shot at a Supreme Court nomination.
- During controversial cases, you're everyone's constitutional expert, even if you don't know all 10 amendments in the Bill of Rights. (Who actually knows 7 and 9?)
- People will assume you're a good writer, even if you're not.
- Blogging can be part of your business plan.
- You can define yourself with a catchy slogan.
- It gives you an excuse to put your face on a billboard.
- Three words: Law. School. Prom.