Another Way Law Schools Warps You

Thanks to law review, my life has once again been warped beyond normal human being standards.

I have had the unfortunate job of doing several oral reads lately, and apparently it is affecting me more than I realized. [By the way, oral reads are when you have to read the text of an article aloud with a partner -- the catch is that you have to read EVERYTHING: spaces, capitalization, formatting, punctuation. Needless to say it's tedious.]

After Easter dinner, I was sitting on the couch when my nephew brought me a book that he wanted me to read to him. Swinging him into my lap, I grabbed the book about Snoopy the Flying Ace. We admired the art on the title page, and then I began the story. Several pages into the story I realized that he had stopped paying attention and was looking at me funny. It was then that I realized I was doing it: "Snoopy capital ess space flew space the space plane space behind space enemy space lines period. Space space He capital ech space had space to space defeat space the space Red capital arr space Baron capital bee period."

How do you explain to a three-year-old that auntie isn't crazy, she just has been brainwashed by law school?

He decided that was enough of me reading to him, and went to find a better lap.

3 comments:

BabyBarista said...

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Guy Fawkes said...

Is this sort of thing common in law review circles? I'm going to try to write on to our law review, and I'm going to take a hostage if they make us do oral reads.

Vinicio said...

i know nothing about law school,so how is this supposed to make you a better lawyer? better communication skills?