It seems that even with an “average” legal career, you can be a serious contender for the most important job in the country.
According to this Houston Chronicle article, senior attorneys at Barack Obama’s former civil rights law firm (now Miner, Barnhill & Gallard) say “he was a strong writer and researcher but was involved in relatively few cases — about 30 — and spent only four years as a full-time lawyer before entering politics.”
Granted, strong writing and research skills are pretty much all one can offer when they are a fresh graduate of law school. Firm head Judson Miner remarked that Obama “was doing the work that any first-year or second-year associate would do… doing basic research and writing memos.” Basic research? Writing memos? Sounds like my legal education really is preparing me for my legal career, or at least the first four years of it.
Now if only I can figure out how Obama managed that transfer into politics…