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Webweek has noticed a theme running through many of the thousands of law blogs on the net. Most seem to be about coming to terms with hating being a lawyer. Life at the Bar (http://www.lifeatthe bar.com/blog), a blog set up by legal life coach Julie Fleming-Brown, is no different.
After pondering the law for a bit, she comes up with a rather surprising thought: "Imagine, for a moment, a world in which a lawyer's work and life are completely separate. No, I'm serious. Pause and imagine it. When I try to envision that world, I get deeply distressed. If work and life are separate, and if life has no part in work, what does that imply? Work = no life, and the absence of life = death. So, work = death."
Although the reasoning is a little strange, there are few lawyers out there who would dispute Fleming-Brown's conclusion.
The law does have its perks, however. And those perks can be shared with close friends or complete strangers at an orgy.
Law blog Above the Law (www.abovethelaw. com) found this ad on classified site Craig's List (www.craigslist.com).
"DE-STRESS B4 THE BAR EXAM - WEEKLY ORGY. The NY bar exam is coming... It's a time of intense study for recent law school graduates with a phenomenal amount of stress involved. Stop studying for a few hours and de-stress at a weekly orgy!"The ad continues: "Every week, my girlfriend and I will be hosting an orgy for those studying for the bar and/or their partners."
Maybe it's time to brush up those legal skills and go back to school. In New York.