Jeremy's Weblog

I recently graduated from Harvard Law School. This is my weblog. It tries to be funny. E-mail me if you like it. For an index of what's lurking in the archives, sorted by category, click here.

Monday, May 09, 2005

I've had a couple dozen people e-mail me so far to be part of this vague experiment I posted about late last night (see below). More than one has asked for some clarification as to what the heck I'm talking about. Honestly, I'm not exactly sure what I'm talking about. But here's what I'm thinking:

1. There's at least a thread of dissatisfaction with the large law firm life. Too many people I know are going to large firms more reluctant than excited, feeling like it's worth it for the money, but, all in all, not going to be a particularly pleasant experience. Critics have said much worse. There are elements of this world -- of every world, I'm sure, but that's not the point -- that could be improved.

2. Sometimes it's hard for people entrenched inside a world to see the problems and to think outside the box and figure out how to change things.

3. Law students are generally pretty smart. Get a bunch of people sharing and thinking and talking, and maybe we can figure out some ideas for institutional improvement. Maybe not. But maybe we can try.

4. More than that, I think there's something cool just about trying to create a community of people who want to think about these issues, and either share their own ideas, or just follow along in case something cool does emerge. I think it would be awesome to have a mix of 1Ls and 2Ls getting their first exposure to firms, with people already there, or people doing other cool things in the law that may provide other perspectives.

5. Maybe this will end up being nothing, but if enough people care about these issues, and want to engage, and want to see if we can maybe come up with some ideas, I think it can be something neat.

6. So e-mail me if this sounds cool, and like something you want to potentially be a part of. I don't know what shape this will take exactly; that'll end up depending on you as much as on me. You're more than welcome to be part of this anonymously, and it may even be better that way. I'll try and put something together this weekend. Until then, this is the last I'll say about it, because if you couldn't care less, I bet this is pretty boring and ridiculous.

7. And, again, I'm really not sure entirely what this is yet, and have no idea what I'm talking about. But maybe you can help me figure that all out.