Why my (mediocre) performance in law school makes me a better lawyer for you.


How much do you learn about real life at a place like this?

Answer: not much

Most lawyers take advantage of their websites to tell their prospective clients about the law school they went to and how well they did there. I chose not to do that. Mostly because I'm sure you don't care.

What I am going to tell you instead, is how my performance in law school (which, as the heading says, was mediocre) makes me a better lawyer for you.

You see, law school selection and grading is based mostly on how well someone can communicate with, and impress their law professors, each other, and maybe some judges. In other words, people who do exceedingly well in law school are great at communicating with other lawyers. That's fine when your goal is winning a court battle. When you want someone who can give you practical advice, however, all that ability to communicate with other lawyers doesn't do you an ounce of good. What you want is someone who can (still) communicate with you on a "legal outsider's" level.

I think lawyers who did "ok" in law school often do a better job of maintaining a legal outsider's view of things and can be more effective at advising people like you in terms that are practical and understandable. 

That's why I think that the fact that I was a mediocre law student, just might make me the kind of lawyer you need.