Thursday, March 08, 2007

Lawyers always go for the green

A prof of mine referred to this stage of the law term as the "back nine." I'm a golfer myself, so I can appreciate the comparison. But at the time, all I could think of was my time as a junior golfer - unwittingly placed into competition with other obnoxious juniors who all fancied themselves Tiger Woods, and me doing everything short of using my club as a lightning rod so that we would have to abandon the course in a thunderstorm. Competition made as much sense to me then as it does now in law school.

Of course, what the prof failed to mention is that if that the comparison were truly apt, the "back nine" of third year law is really just a series of par 3s culminating in one long par 12. And me prone to sand traps.

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