A lawyer is comprised of three things, an ego, a Juris Doctorate, and passage of the Bar Exam. This post is in reference to the middle one, a JD degree. Law school is comprised of 3 years of post graduate education at an accredited Law School. It is all at once magnificent, mundane, archaic, laborious, … Continue reading Peering Through the Legal Prism
Some favorite/memorable moments from Navy Boot Camp; (This is part 2 of 2 , start here) LOW-KEY DROWNING. Almost right after we got off the bus, we had our big swim test. It was a one time deal, then never back in the water again. There were grown men huddled in the shallow end, petrified of … Continue reading At The Nut Bar Part 2 – Navy Boot Camp
Annapolis Here I come! Except that I am little better than a thuggish street urchin and have NO CLUE how to go about getting accepted to the Naval Academy. (You need a Senatorial or Congressional recommendation). OK then, Officer Candidate School (O.C.S.)! I at least saw these guys marching around campus. But alas, for this … Continue reading At the Nut Bar – Navy Boot Camp
Law - Here at last I found the juxtaposition of my various strengths and interests. Some combination of juvenile traits, stubbornness, machismo, vanity, had a legal education as third on my list behind the military and politics. Fate is a funny thing. I have always had a head for unorthodox thinking and a deep seeded … Continue reading Why The LAW?
I was living what the Romans called Mos Maiorum or 'The Way of Our Ancestors'. To be a good citizen meant a career, or at least in my case, a stint in the Military, Politics, and the Law or Civil Service. "No-one could be so unimaginative, so intellectually idle that he would not be fascinated to know how … Continue reading Mos Maiorum