Unlike some of my fellow writers here at Above the Law, I don’t have anything against the legal profession or law school. I don’t have regrets about going to law school myself, and I believe it can be the correct decision for some (even many) people. See my prior post, In Defense of Going to Law School.
Even though it’s no longer my full-time occupation, I also don’t have a problem with the practice of law. Practicing law can be a noble calling, and it can also be financially rewarding. The work of a lawyer is often intellectually challenging and personally fulfilling. In the words of Scott Greenfield, “There is enormous satisfaction, value, to serving our clients. There is great satisfaction in ending a day knowing that someone is better off for your having been there.”
But even I, despite my favorable feelings towards lawyers and the legal profession, couldn’t help chuckling at what one four-year-old girl had to say about becoming a lawyer….
All you need to know about this short (under 90 seconds), incredibly cute video is contained in the YouTube tagline: “The four-year-old niece of a recent Harvard Law School graduate gives her thoughts on his occupation.”
When I first watched it, I thought the ending could have been more clever or snappy. But the more I thought about it, the more I appreciated the final line’s unintentional brilliance.
Enjoy — and pass along to your friends. Right now the video has fewer than 50 views. Surely it deserves more!