Friday, April 06, 2007

The tingling is normal

More in the list of Top Five Things I Will Miss About Law School.

#4: How It Changed Everything

Law school may only constitute 15 hours a week, (12 if you play your cards right before third year) but damned if it doesn't permeate every minute of your life. Whether you like it or not, every piece of information going to your brain will be filtered through everything you've learned in class. You may be inclined to categorize this as an annoyance, and it sort of is. But in another respect, it's also a form of heightened awareness, and the closest I'll ever get to possessing Spidey Sense.

Here's just a short list of things irrevocably changed after 3 years of law school:

- Buying and selling property in a friendly game of Monopoly
The second half of Law & Order
The casual dismissal of small print
- The letters R, V, J, and a vowel of your choice
- The first half of CSI (being even more stupid now)
- Enjoying the ignominious fate of Donald Gennarro in Jurassic Park (replaced with a hint of sadness)

(The fact that both this and the previous entry involves pictures of persons inside gaping maws is, I assure you, a pure, but not unwelcome, coincidence).


Supra said...

LOL, but seriously: If you're the type of person who ends up in law school, was a game of Monopoly ever really friendly?

Lawyerlike said...

You're right: it's practice!

(Anyone ever read the tagline for The Good, The Bad & the Ugly?

"For three men, the civil war wasn't hell... IT WAS PRACTICE!"

Best ever.)