WHY YOU SHOULD NOT
GO TO LAW SCHOOL

Written and performed by Michael Thomas DePaoli
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A ONE-MAN COMEDY
ABOUT THE TRAGEDY OF BECOMING A LAWYER
Previously performed at Arizona State University and San Francisco's Herbst Theatre


Why You Should Not Go to Law School is insanely funny and soberingly poignant and will make you laugh out loud. It presents a realistic portrayal of the nasty, vulgar, sexist legal profession, as told from the perspective of one lawyer going through his day. And, notwithstanding all the lawyer jokes, the play also sends a strong ethical message.

Our system of government simply could not function without ethical lawyers. So as a society, we hate lawyers, we laugh at lawyers, we desperately need lawyers. This multi-faceted paradox sets the stage for an exciting and entertaining play.

THE IMPORTANT ISSUES:
What does peanut butter/beer vomit have to do with Madison's Federalist Paper No. 10?
Why was it necessary to create special rules to stop lawyers from sleeping with clients, stealing from clients, over-charging clients, etc?
If you have a sense of justice, will you become disillusioned as a lawyer?
Do clients really tell lawyers their deepest, darkest secrets?
How many billable hours does it take for a lawyer to cross the road?
We have the "best" justice system, so why is arbitration so popular?
If you have to be smart to pass the bar, why do lawyers feel so stupid sometimes?

Why You Should Not Go to Law School is intended for lawyers and wannabe lawyers. But, anyone who loves a lawyer (or who loves to laugh at lawyers) will be thoroughly entertained.


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