Tuesday, August 28, 2012

WSJ Explains Why Lawyers are So Smart

Finally, researchers have offered some insight into why I am so incredibly brilliant. As the Wall Street Journal reports in Study Shows Why Lawyers Are So Smart:
Intensive study for the Law School Admission Test reinforces circuits in the brain and can bridge the gap between the right and left hemispheres, according to neuroscientists at the University of California, Berkeley, in findings reported last week in the online journal Frontiers in Neuroanatomy. Those changes can improve reasoning ability and may increase a person's IQ score, the researchers said.
All joking aside, I loved the LSATs. I also loved law school. Whether I actually got any smarter, I can't say. But, I did learn to challenge assertions, objectively examine my own views and arguments, and view the world with an eye toward logic and reasoning. Even if I never practiced law, I still would have found the whole experience invaluable.

Now, if researchers could just figure out why lawyers are so really really really ridiculously good looking (and modest).