Argument: Law school cultivates arrogance

Issue Report: Law school


“Why you shouldn’t go to law school.” Law and Letters. November 15th, 2007: “Arrogance. A lawyer is surrounded largely by non-lawyers who come to him/her for expert advice. That alone can encourage some arrogance, but even more is necessary for the psychological warfare between lawyers. Lawyers often try to use extreme false confidence (a.k.a. arrogance) to intimidate one another into tactical concessions, e.g. by making the other lawyer think that they’ve screwed up, that “things are always done this way,” etc. That is a tactic especially used by older lawyers against younger ones. The younger ones need to develop their own armor of arrogance to resist it.”