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

Laura LeeLun
Jun 11, 2019 · 1 min read
Image for post
Image for post
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

Sign up for Yapjaw

By Slackjaw

Yapjaw is Medium's #1 newsletter for all things humor, and we're sorry to say you'll only receive it a few times a month. Take a look.

By signing up, you will create a Medium account if you don’t already have one. Review our Privacy Policy for more information about our privacy practices.

Check your inbox
Medium sent you an email at to complete your subscription.

Laura LeeLun

Written by

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

Slackjaw

Slackjaw

Medium humor. Large laughs.

Laura LeeLun

Written by

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

Slackjaw

Slackjaw

Medium humor. Large laughs.

Medium is an open platform where 170 million readers come to find insightful and dynamic thinking. Here, expert and undiscovered voices alike dive into the heart of any topic and bring new ideas to the surface. Learn more

Follow the writers, publications, and topics that matter to you, and you’ll see them on your homepage and in your inbox. Explore

If you have a story to tell, knowledge to share, or a perspective to offer — welcome home. It’s easy and free to post your thinking on any topic. Write on Medium

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store