While men of many professions are expected to be the aggressive go-getters, who don’t let anything stand in their way toward success, promotions, and professional and financial victories, the same qualities often make women intimidating to women men and simply much less attractive and less desirable sexually and as relationship material to others.
These women often come from stable traditional families, and they were brought up to be and behave as a woman certain way that neither law school nor legal work could ever change.
Moreover, these women-lawyers are aware of the harshness that legal profession can bring into a woman’s behavior and attitude.
Call it stereotyping or unfair bias, but that was their response.
I even knew one assistant director of admissions at a law school who told me that after dating one lawyer, he was never going to date a lawyer again.
Then I spent my entire third year wondering why I was still paying tuition to learn as little law as possible if I had the skills to teach myself the law I need to know. I'm still lugging my backpack to the plaintiff's table with me before court. If you ever need your partner's services, he/she will work especially hard for you. Lawyers shouldn't represent people they know because then this happens.
Congratulations, you've now heard every law school story ever told. See if you can find the audio recording, it's a great lesson on what not to do in court.
Below is the list with commentary from someone who is as close to being a lawyer as possible without actually being a lawyer. Eventually you'll sound like Angela on "The Office" when she starts every sentence with "The Senator..." You don't want that because then one of your male co-workers might start secretly dating your lawyer boyfriend and then you'll have to marry your boss who also fathered your secret love child. Don't start sentences with "My boyfriend is a lawyer and he says..." 2. Plus: A lawyer in the family is always a good thing! My girlfriend posted a picture of the two of us on facebook when I graduated law school. (Yes, there's more than one suit in his/her closet.) This is also true. The first year was hard because the professors make it a point to teach as little law as possible in the most confusing way as possible to hide the fact they are teaching as little law as possible.
I was wearing my cap and gown and one of her family members commented "Congrats! She maintains that the congrats was meant for me, but I'm pretty sure they were congratulating her on landing a future lawyer. Before I started law school, all I owned was jeans and t-shirts. Than the second year starts and I figured out what was going on and it wasn't that bad.
Therefore, dismissing a woman as a potential dating or relationship material just because she is a lawyer without knowing anything else about her is premature and might make you miss out on a great woman who is both feminine and exceptionally smart.
e Harmony recently released a blog post advocating 15 reasons to date a lawyer. Quoting your date will make you sound smarter: "My boyfriend is a lawyer and he says..." This works until you start every sentence with "My boyfriend is a lawyer and he says..." Then people will just hate you and mock you when you're not around. Given the amount of debt most law students graduate law school owing and the limited job prospects recent graduate face, this is probably more wishful thinking than anything resembling reality. Your date will likely make a great impression with your friends and colleagues. It takes a certain type of person to be an attorney. This is less good if your date is using those negotiating skills to explain why what he wants is better than what you want in 10 easy to follow bullet points. But if you're interested in one anyways, here goes: I always knew I wanted to be a lawyer and since I was the best at everything I ever did, I decided to go to law school.
Those guys would would refuse to even go out on one date with a woman, as soon as they found out that she was a lawyer.