Women lawyers dating
I think Megan might find a lot more people fitting her description among lawyers several years, and perhaps several job changes, down the road. My wife married a lawyer, and she's the smartest (and most patient and forgiving) woman I know.
We met before I started law school, but she always knew that this is where I was going.
If being a lawyer makes you THINK you are an expert on any subject (from environmental data to evolution), as it often apparently does, isn't that good enough?
Who wouldn't want to be married to a world reknowned expert on everything AND who is also a lawyer?
Going into law school with a degree in chemistry, I expected the study of law to be intellectually challenging. When I was an undergraduate I always felt that the people who did better than me were smarter than me, were working a lot harder to get their grades, and conversely, those who didn't do as well were not as smart and/or lazier than me. Some people who were very bright and worked very hard struggled constantly while others who were dumb as a box of rocks, and often completely unethical, were at the top of the class.
It is a bit unfair to identify lawyers in general with law students, or with lawyers fresh out of law school.
It is hard to respect them more than they respect themselves.
I would date a lawyer who convinced me it was what he wanted to be doing, had an awareness that it is both a ridiculous process and has important potential for doing good, and was grounded in the physical world. My lawyer friends had lead me to suspect this for a while.
"Lawyers themselves are often contempuous of their career and peers. How many female lawyers are willing to marry men who make less money than them?Of course, I didn't obsess that much about my grades either and I had a job secured before the start of my second year (the Corps - no nasty civilian law for me). Many of my classmates were coddled, debt-ridden, crybabies who still haven't figured out the law. "Some generalizations that make me doubt I'll date a lawyer: Lawyers are often innumerate and proud of it, which makes me embarassed for them." Got an A in undergrad calculus and an A in statistics, despite being an Arts major.I know it sounds harsh, but you try sitting through conversations about which company will loan an extra 5 grand for "bar preparation expenses..." "I'm a quarter million in already. I hear Jordans is offering no payments for a year on living rooms." Pathetic. "They went to law school because they weren't sure who they were, stayed because it is all-engrossing, and became lawyers because it is ****ing hard not to after law school.I would date a lawyer who convinced me it was what he wanted to be doing, had an awareness that it is both a ridiculous process and has important potential for doing good, and was grounded in the physical world. When I went to law school, I thought my degree in chemistry and five years working as an environmental chemist would actually help me in the only area of law I was remotely interested in practicing in--environmental law.I quickly discovered that my technical background was actually a hinderance to my goals and that practicing environmental attorneys were, on the whole, actually hostile to the technical details of environmental practice, especially when the facts ran counter to the position they were advocating.