Yesterday, I took the LSAT.
I'm going to law school. Finally.
Something I should have done 3 years, but for my lack of desire. It all happened when I couldn't help myself in a probate matter. I actually did more than the lawyer, but, my hands were tied due to distance and financial matters.
But then, one day, my mother informed me she was doing some translating at the court for a japanese kid who was in jail and had nothing but a Public Defender. The case was this: someone used this kid's email to send a nasty letter to the school teacher. The kid insists he didn't do it. The person who did it confessed but... they are still going after this one guy as an "accomplice". She wouldn't give me all the details.
I thought of this 17 year kid in jail. I thought, "that PD doesn't know jack. He's going to rot." Then I started thinking about the kid who committed suicide because he was afraid of going to jail because he got into the school network. I started to think about Chip, Dima, and even Kevin. I wondered, "who will help them and this community?" The answer came to me:
Let justice begin with me.
I know who I am and I know I will not be one of these underhanded lawyers. I have made a solemn vow to give myself reality checks!
The most amusing section of the test was the writing sample. There was an argument and the conclusion was... the only way to solve the decline in morality in business is to teach ethics courses in college.
I refuted this 10 ways to Sunday. In the end, I wrote, there are other alternatives: Eliminate business entirely, or Eliminate Business Executives :)
Now, law school for 3 years. Then, when there are cases, as in the past, when people come for help, I can really make a substantial difference.