Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Arrogance or Something Like it.

As a 1L, many if not all law students will have to tackle the issue of the law affecting your realtionships with people. Im not just talking significant others here, but Im talking the way you interact with the world and the way the world interacts with you. You constantly ask questions to gain more perspective on the situation, and always have a different answer than everybody else.

Then you decide that you will make a conscious decision to not do this anymore. And thus you believe things get better into your 2L year.

However my friends, I believe this is a fools facade.

The only reason you think you're better is that you have more immersed yourself in the warrped reality of the law school experience. You hang out with more law students and lawyers and they challange you the same way as you challenge them so you don't notice.

So, I ask you all readers of Bootstraps and Lawyers to take a moment and evaluate if you are being an Arrogant Prick. Stop and think when you are basking in the glory of being right about something (because you were able to deduct the outcome through inferential logic) that perhaps this the world is percieving you as jerk. Stop and think when someone asks you the way you feel that you don't give them a break down in a 3 part test. Stop and think when you are trying to get information from a friend you don't use trial tactics such as voice influctuation and banging the table. If someone calls you out on being arrogant, and you make the argument that it is not Arrogance but just the way you are trained, (which is true) be careful because the fact that you use law to argue the point in your personal relationship is arrogant.

And we wonder why the divorce rate among lawyers is high.............


Anonymous Erin E. said...

hm...no comment ;)

12:49 PM  
Blogger BootStraps said...

Wow, the irony of posting No Comment in the Comments section is quite staggering.

Glad to see others agree with me on this post. ;)

7:07 AM  
Anonymous erin e said...

touche my friend...touche :)

7:54 AM  

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