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Law school graduates are some of the worst prepared graduates to actually know how to function in the legal system. Paralegals are in the same boat. Your unpaid internship was worth more than money can buy. It’s emblematic of the times that this opportunity would be taken away. It’s just like the government banning or making unavailable medicine that’s life saving, therefore giving Pharma the ability to make you sick so they can then sell you the supposed cure that will probably kill you. It seems like anything that makes the world work for the benefit of the people will be done away with.

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Dec 24, 2023Liked by Theo Jordan

Thomas Jefferson was taught the law under tutelage for a couple years - that's how they used to do it. You shadowed a professional and successful lawyer and learned as much as you could. You can't truly learn by reading the same way you can by doing.

I figure now they want stupid lawyers...and I have had a few. Getting rid of internship has the same goal as affirmative action. It dumbs everyone down. My sister is a highly paid corporate lawyer and is an absolute moron.

(As an aside...I hear Conservatives sometimes joke about lawyers and how "they should all die first" - Shakespeare style. Then I ask them what Jefferson actually did for a living...)

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I’m applauding so hard my hands hurt. The whole point of internships and entry level jobs is learning, not making a living.

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“What he paid me through time and wisdom and experience was worth more than any check would have been.”

That right there.

I apprenticed for 6 months with a master framer, learning the art of framing art. I lived in the spare room and worked in exchange for room and board (I took care of the house inside and out and mundane daily things). In effect I was personal assistant, housekeeper, groundskeeper as well as shop apprentice. It was some of the best months of my life.

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