MiB24601 wrote:Themis wrote:I went to the hairdressers and she asked me the same question. I said I was (at the time) starting law school. She asked me if I was going to be a police officer, with no hint of sarcasm or humor.
I've been told that despite the prevalence of shows about lawyers, much of the general public doesn't know how people become lawyers or what law school is for. Now, I grew up in a pretty affluent area where everyone knew lawyers growing up and my parents are lawyers (and now, I'm a lawyer), so I find this to be surprising but my co-workers who grew up in less affluent areas have said that most people think that lawyers in the US only have undergraduate degrees and that law school is for judges and cops.
 AKA "I only have secondhand anecdotal evidence about this so it's pretty close to being useless.
Really? Huh, I had no idea. I also grew up in a pretty affluent area, so everyone I interact with tends to be pretty spot-on about law school, and this girl had likewise grown up in the area so I'm not sure what was going on. But it does surprise me that people get confused over it.