Newsweek was one such periodical. It's touching to see that Newsweek is not only still publishing items of public interest, but doing so in an extremely intelligent fashion:
It is no secret that being a lawyer is one of the most demanding professions, with long hours being the norm and an exceptional level of talent and intelligence required.Already, we're approaching Pulitzer territory. It must be a daily basis that I speak with another attorney and I am reminded that it truly does take supreme intellect and talent to find bold new ways to frivolously object to discovery requests, to fill fifteen pages with an argument more fit for three or four, to talk for a half-hour on the phone without saying anything useful. For someone to finally capture that feeling in prose has made my weekend.
But the article doesn't stop at blowing smoke up the ass of every parent of a law school delivery in American history. After noting the riches that accrue to American lawyers and that "the experience and prestige gained from being a part of [BigLaw's] procedures and work ethic will be invaluable," the article dives straight into discussing some of America's finest law programs.
It's not advertising. It's Newsweek. Seattle, Maryland, Nova Southeastern, Appalachian, NYLS, St. Thomas, and Western State all were awarded accolades in the article such as this one:
Meanwhile, the Appalachian School of Law teaches students to help advance their communities, requiring them to complete 25 hours of community service each semester by proposing their own project or choosing from a list of over 60 projects.In any event, if there was no doubt that some gunner of a copywriter is shooting for an award and/or complimentary anilingus and/or a publishing deal with Ankerwyke, check out the closer:
The preservation of freedom means all must depend on the same laws to keep the world equal, and it is up to the lawyers to be the guardians of this trust to maintain the fragile balance – a momentous responsibility entrusted to only the cream of the crop.Let us enjoy the ongoing climax of American law and let that cream flow.