September 15, 2007
But It's Still a Wonderful Life
September 15, 2007 01:28 PM
Now that I'm in my last semester and the class with whom I entered has graduated, I'm already feeling nostalgic about law school. I seem to have a much more positive attitude about the experience than most people are willing to express. Nonetheless, the conclusion of Fannie's self description still made me smile:
In sum, law school and its aftermath killed a little part of my soul. I firmly believe that everytime an idealistic and altruistic law student enters law school, an angel loses its wings.
Despite my personal run-ins with law school's soul-killing aspects, I have to agree that all-in-all law school is pretty sweet, particularly when you compare it with the serious soul-crushing involved in almost all jobs. Granted, some people are lucky/dedicated/smart enough to have found jobs that are fullfilling and that they absolutely love, but lets face it - work sucks. Law school, for all its faults, is a nice three year reprieve from that, and the work it does lead to sure beats working in a coalmine.