Cornell Law Students are Cute When They’re Angry

Posted in Uncategorized on January 25th, 2010 by bl1y

This comment came in through the original site in response to Reason #11 and I thought I’d share it here for your amusement.  The writer purports to be a Cornell 2L, but his e-mail address was invalid, so who knows.  But, let’s give him the benefit of the doubt.

Dear BL1Y,

Hey man grow a pair. That’s really all there’s to say about anything you’ve done with this blog. This isn’t Stuffwhitepeoplelike, which is–at the very least–witty and self-deprecating. You haven’t achieved that, and won’t, probably because you can’t. I get the whole “I’ve worked my ass off to get here and it’s disappointing” thing, but the anger of this blog isn’t constructive, it’s just your own desperate effort to channel a frustrating recognition into something else: you’re really, truly not as brilliant as you thought you were when you started law school. And that’s actually what’s got you so pissed right now. But it doesn’t excuse your desire to make your classmates out to look like something the cat drug in. If you had any capacity for self-reflection, at least you might have a marginal idea of how much nicer your life is than that of most everyone else on Earth. But you can’t see any of that. So instead of studying more to ensure that you get every ounce you can out of the terrific opportunity that is law school, or even asking one of those foreign students out to the bar after class to get a sense of who they are past the most cliched stereotyping (you’re probably too socially maladjusted for that anyway), you’ve just wasted your time writing this shit. Penning shit rants about how you probably won’t make 160k on the other side of graduation. Honestly though, making a ton of money is one thing you’ll never have to worry about. Because it’s obvious you’re a rotten person, and you’ll make a terrific lawyer.


John H., Cornell 2L

Dear John,

Are you retarded, or just a law student?  Your reading comprehension skills are appalling.  It takes about two seconds on my blog to realize that I’m not a law student, I’ve graduated and then left legal practice.  And, since you’re bothering to write a response, I assume you’re vaguely familiar with the format I’m using here.  But, you seem to still think I should be studying more to get the most I can out of law school, while also acknowledging my dissatisfaction for work in the legal profession.  Were you perhaps drunk when you wrote your rant?

As for the suggestion that I hang out with more foreign students, again your reading comprehension skills have failed you.  I specifically mention that one of my friends from law school was from a third world African country.  My post wasn’t that long or hard to follow.  How the hell do you make it through an entire case?  I bet you have trouble following the flow of a syllabus.

And no, I’m not disappointed because I worked my ass off to become a lawyer.  I did no such thing.  I did the minimal amount of work necessary, drank like a fish, and graduated smack in the middle of my class.  I’m disappointed because the law school and the legal profession are jokes and a complete waste of time, money and talent.  Or in your case, just time and money.

Finally, not only am I not angry (bitter, sure; jaded, yeup; but not angry), but this blog actually is fairly constructive.  It provides me with a creative outlet while allowing me to hone my writing skills.  The internet provides far better feedback than the 3Ls who teach your legal writing class.  In the first two weeks my blog was up it got over 10,000 hits; I’d say it’s actually quite productive.



PS: My condolences on not being accepted to Columbia.

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