Tuesday, March 14, 2006

A Frightening Reality


They let 24-year-olds be lawyers.
Really.
I just read a 24-year-old's blog and she's ordered her cap and gown.

Now, before you start in on me being some kind of age bigot, let me just say, that I bet most 24 year-olds about to graduate from law school are 1) really smart and 2) just as amazed as I am that they are about to be let loose as attorneys in the real world (after passing the dreaded bar, of course). I will likely be amazed when they let me loose, as well. (I'll beat my smartass classmates to the punch and say, "I know, you will be amazed, too.)

2 comments:

Hadas Aguilar said...

I am an age bigot...
I cannot believe it either - at least we can take comfort that the first several years she will be told what to do by senior associates...
We can only hope!
:D

Zuska said...

as a 33 year old momma law student - i also cannot believe it. i can't believe it as i sit in class every day. or rather, sit in the library, and overhear some of the conversations that go on amongst the 24 year olds.

i have heard that there are whispers of a trend that law schools are right now looking for and thinking of requiring applicants who have at least 2 years of work experience in between undergrad and law school.

I truly believe that would be wise.