Thursday, February 16, 2006

Thinkin' like a lawyer

I still have no idea what it means when people say law school is supposed to teach me to "think like a lawyer." Every lawyer I have met thinks differently, and I certainly think pretty much the same way now as when I got here. My personal opinion is that perhaps you can only be brainwashed effectively once in your life, and I used up mine in the Air Force.

At any rate, I have been working on this stupid motion in limine for my PASS/FAIL Trial Advocacy class...and here's where I start thinking like myself, lawyer or not.

It's a Pass/Fail class.

I've already put in over ONE ENTIRE HOUR.

I can't find a good case and I don't understand the Evidence rules and it doesn't seem like I'm going to learn them by tomorrow.

I can easily write a policy argument that is persuasive.

The issue is one we are 99% likely to lose on anyway.

It's a Pass/Fail class.

It's a class.

The client isn't real.

Ten minutes of my time + One policy argument = I'm 2/3 of the way done with my motion.

Thinking like a lawyer baby...that's where it's at.
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