Why I love my Summer Job

So I've been at work for about 2 weeks now and it is nothing like the legal job I had last year. Last year I routinely wrote 10-20 page memos for various partners and would never get any sort of feedback on my brilliant musings. However, this summer is different; last summer was litigation, this summer is something very near and dear to my heart and what I plan on doing with the rest of my life. A recent conversation with one of the partners:

Lance: This [legal writing project] is nothing like I have ever had to do before. It takes forever.

Partner: How long have you been working on it?

Lance: About 8 hours.

Parnter: How much have you written?

Lance: About a page.

Partner: That's typical for your first time, sometimes I will work on [legal writing project] for just as long and have very little to show for it.

Lance: (thinking to himself) Wow, I can bill people for sitting at my desk and thinking. What a great job; 8 hours of work and 1 page of work product.

Any idea what field of law I am working in? No guessing by fellow Bitches...

Need another hint: I got paid the other day for doing six hours of "internet research." In the words of Yakov Smirnoff, "What a country!!"


Dizzy said...

I'm thinking... environmental law?

Alexander said...

Patent Law?

Lance Ito said...

We have a winner!!! Expect a post later about why patent law is one of the better areas of law to get into.