People warned me. My LSAT teacher, professors, and other law students. They said you will never be able to see the world the same way after law school. And while I thought that seeing torts everywhere was just a first-year thing or nerdy law analogies would only arise around my fellow classmates, being solely around non-law family and friends made me realize that the damage is probably permanent.
Here are just a few examples from this weekend:
- I volunteer to write letters complaining about anything and everything. My dad has a problem with the BMW dealership denting his car, not fixing it right away, and not giving him a rental car, I will complain. My mom is still angry about the politicized sermon given at church right before the election, I will complain.
- While developing the rules for our family's gift exchange, I want to make sure that everyone knows the rules and that they are applied equitably. I also suggest that people confirm that they have read the rules. Geez, a Christmas contract?
- When I meet my friend for breakfast and find out that someone from our high school is getting divorced, I do a run-down in my mind of her grounds for divorce. When my friend also tells me that the person we know got a restraining order and custody of the kids, I think about the elements needed for those things too.
- Watching college football by my brother, I decide who to cheer for based on which state I have greater contacts with.