Analyse This

You know that school has started to get to me when one of my first thoughts after reading about Graham McMynn’s dramatic rescue from his kidnappers’ suburban hideout was, “He’s going to have to get his exams deferred. I wonder if UBC will automatically grant him approval for any special accomodations without much official documentation. I wonder if he’ll even be ready for his exams this summer.”

Errrrr. WTF?! *sigh* I won’t get into the other accompanying musings on procedural fairness and discretion. Damn it, law school! What have you done to my brain?! Is nothing sacred? Even the simple pleasure of reading the paper without overanalysis about the most mundane issues is impossible.

Perhaps this is a good thing. Fighting all that law school thinking got me into trouble last year. Maybe this year I will strike academic gold with my new lawyer-brain. 😛 They keep saying that they are trying to teach us how to be analytical thinkers! I’m doing it, right? Maybe I’m doing it, but I don’t think that I’m doing it right.

I mean I’m obviously not thinking like a real lawyer if I’m concerned about the poor kid’s university evaluations and how the school administration is going to deal with his situation. A real lawyer would be all like, “Sweet. So many accused parties. So many defence clients.”

No, that’s not right. A really wily lawyer would be going, “All right. We’ve got a big civil case against the kidnappers! Who else can we sue?”

Just kidding. I don’t want to further tarnish the already sullied reputation of my future profession. Lawyers get enough flack from the world. I don’t need to be contributing to that negativity; and I’m not just saying that because I’m a self-serving future lawyer! Believe me!


I may not be great at taking jibes from others; but you can’t say that I’m not working on that. Self-deprecation is part of my training program. Besides, what good is life if you can’t poke a little fun at yourself?

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