There is no good way for me to concisely sum up what it's like to look back on law school. I'm not even sure if there is an non-concise way. Everybody will do it in their own individual way, although members of the Class of '09 probably tend to have much different views than our predecessors in the Class of '08. And we hope, for all of our sakes, that next year will bring better tidings to t
BigLaw is a socialist entity, at least at the associate level. Though we don't usually use that term to label it, the fact is the law firms that we all know (and either love or hate), bastions of our capitalist, if litigious, economy, often do not mirror the market-based society that allows them to operate so profitably over time.
We are a people prone to sensationalist tendencies, so although it may not be "difficult" to think of things more offensive than the fact that the people who would raise our taxes have not been paying their own, that list is nevertheless fairly short. Why Vice President Biden is the only one in the administration who has been labeled "gaffe-prone" is quickly becoming a quandary; there have already been too many days since January 20 marred by major blunders.
I ran my first marathon a couple of weeks ago; I had only observed one before, the Marine Corps Marathon in October, which a couple of my friends ran. That itself was a new experience, seeing how many people were out there, giving their support to their friends and family starting off on their lengthy trek so early in the morning. But when I actually was out there running, my admiration and intrigue turned to awe and thankfulness.