Roles Law School Prepared Me for Besides an Actual Career in the Law

Laura LeeLun
Jun 11, 2019 · 1 min read
Photo by Wesley Tingey on Unsplash

  1. The one cocktail party guest who knows how to pronounce “writ of certiorari”
  2. Therapy patient diagnosed with latent anger caused by a law firm partner referring to her as “sweetie” and “honey”
  3. Collector of books such as Alternative Careers for Lawyers, What Color is Your Parachute? and No, You’re not a Big Fat Failure
  4. Band-Aid model from paper cuts sustained from hours of document review
  5. Escapee from a soul-crushing job spent reviewing documents and billing clients for bathroom breaks
  6. Attendee at college alumni event who hovers by the refreshments to avoid answering the question “So what do you do for a living?”
  7. Disappointment to immigrant parents
  8. Dedicated yet non-obnoxious practitioner of yoga and meditation
  9. World traveler determined to make up for years of missed vacations
  10. Client who insists to her financial advisor she is not burning through life savings while making up for years of missed vacations
  11. Dedicated and obnoxious student of improv comedy
  12. Writer and star of a one-woman show titled Dissent into Hell
  13. Contestant on America’s Got Talent who performs a duet with a puppet bearing an uncanny resemblance to Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  14. Recycler of law school donation letters

Laura LeeLun

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Comedy writer, member of Quick Pickle sketch troupe, co-host of Riff Raff Revolution podcast.



Medium humor. Large laughs.

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