“Many males went to all-boys private schools and males brief their mates …“, so the story goes…
Has anyone ever looked at who practices law from a qualitative perspective – particularly looking at the range of practitioner’s backgrounds? The newspaper story above would have us believe that the CV of most lawyers reflects a narrative that may not be true.
Take my private school life – it did not exist – actually, there were many periods in my primary school life where my schooling did not exist: I had long periods of absence either because of travelling or being too ill due to being bought up in a less conventional lifestyle – however, I still managed to attend over 10 schools (none private and including three universities).
This morning’s Guardian states “prospective lawyers must…do a law degree at 18 – which internationally is seen as an oddly young age to embark on a professional vocation“. The same applies for many Australian hopefuls wanting to enter the legal profession. Continue reading