I don’t really care if you d-bags believe it but a long time ago I took the LSAT and earned a nearly perfect score. Yes, there was a bit of scholarship money as well but nothing so significant as to have changed my college diet from a nightly serving of Ramen noodles. Given my circumstances, I decided to join the rat race (e-bay and other money making schemes) so I could live the good life and enjoy Chinese food every few days.
Also, friends and colleagues consistently warned me that being a lawyer in Kansas City isn’t as glamorous as any of the prime time episodic TV legal dramas. In fact, I’ve heard that practicing law in this cowtown is pretty much a dead end career.
Let’s talk a little more about this legal eagle truism and the desperate circumstances of so many law school grads.
First of all, I don’t think anybody in their right mind would disagree with me that there are far too many lawyers working in this cowtown. In fact, a great many successful people in Kansas City have law degrees and are doing something completely different with their careers. So be nice to your bartender in Waldo because there’s a good chance he has top notch legal education. While this trend seems to be getting worse, there is precedent for frustration with attorneys given that a line in Shakespeare suggests, “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers” in order to achieve social change.