Here’s an excerpt from Anonymous Lawyer. I’ll let you decide if its humor or reality – perhaps both. Click here for the whole post.
Skill #1 [in law school] is learning to read the professors’ minds, just like they’ll have to read partners’ minds at the firm. Skill #2 is the busy-work that comes with journal work. Skill #3 is learning to tolerate the arbitrary relationship between effort, talent, and rewards. Grades are pretty close to random at law school, and praise at the firm is similarly pretty close to random. Skill #4 is the typing. So, still important, but not quite #1.