Some bits of important insight embedded in this jaded and sarcastic (but very funny) video, created by David Kazzie:
Here are my favorite exchanges:
Student: I really want to work on the important issues of the day … I also want to work for legal aid. It must be so fascinating to help poor people with their legal problems. Lawyer: What’s fascinating is that you will be one of these poor people. Except you will have $100,000 in law school debt.
Lawyer: So how do you plan to pay for law school? Student: I’ll have to take out a few loans. Lawyer: You realize you will be paying those back for the next 20 years even if you decide you hate being a lawyer.
Lawyer: Have you ever spent the Thanksgiving holiday reviewing 1.2 million pages of billing records in a warehouse in Topeka?
Lawyer: Are you aware that you’ll be spending three years in an environment that in no way, shape or form prepares you for anything remotely resembling a law career? Student: I am very dedicated. I will work very hard. Lawyer: I’m sure you will. You don’t plan on ever seeing your kids, right?