Bill Hoye of the Duke University law school says his university is seeing students these days who are more “self-directed,” or “motivated.”Yeah, you whenever-2013 graduates who were/are unemployed are totally non-self-directed and non-motivated. You feckless, aimless idiots just came to law school without the necessary attitude. Now, law students are motivated.
The science of law school scheming has made great strides in the last five years. Whereas law deans used to employ statistical manipulation and the vulgar science of mathematics to demonstrate that students would find success post-graduation, they've now moved to higher orders of thought, a peculiarly baffling alchemy where finding the most self-directed students will suddenly create broader job opportunities in legal employment.
They've moved from the turf of the rationalists to the turf of Zig Ziglar and Rhonda Byrne.
Attitude is everything. Sha-to-the-zam.
And yes, self-directed people still need three years of legal education to direct them in the right path. Sometimes, of course, that versatile moneypath leads to artistry:
This is not to say a law degree can’t be valuable to students who decide on business careers or even choose to become writers or artists. Law school teaches people to think analytically, to learn to advocate for their position and to organize themselves in every endeavor.
The establishment of new law schools in North Carolina over the past years (at Elon University and at The Charlotte School of Law) was questioned by some lawyers in terms of the demand for such schools. But the demand clearly is there, and the high quality of student has been maintained.Poll time!
Which is the best-chosen word/phrase in this excerpt?
C. "Organize themselves"
Well, I wish you all a happy new year. I'm off to self-organize, as I learned during my law school days. I think heart tissue goes above liver tissue, and that pants are best put on one leg at a time.