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Education of a Graduate

Graduation nears. Although I finish law school in August, many of my friends will finish next month. The horizon looks both promising and treacherous. In a few weeks, my fellow graduates will dress the role of degree laden adults, ready to commemorate their achievements.

Then, after expensive dinners and dozens of congratulatory toasts, graduates will go on to search for jobs where they can use nascent research skills and freshly polished legal rhetoric—after passing the State Bar, naturally.

The one community I spend more time with in person than online is my law school community. Here, busy would-be professionals try to stay organized and ahead of the grading curve, just long enough to prepare for the rigors of practicing law.


Trina from Carlsbad, CA
April 16, 2008 at 04:02 AM
Congrats Alma! My brother graduates from USC law school next month and can't wait to conquer the world! You should hear all of the lawyer jokes flying around our house lately. I'm so proud of you both! I agree with you...the day we stop learning is the day we start dying.

Sam J. from San Diego
April 16, 2008 at 02:51 PM
Great. Just what we need. More lawyers...

Alma from San Diego
April 16, 2008 at 05:38 PM
Thanks Trina! Good luck and congrats to your brother. As for the comment about more lawyers, well, I thought about that before going to school. But maybe you're right, Sam. Maybe there are already too many lawyers. I just hope that I'd be held to a standard of being an ethical, responsible person despite the JD.