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4/18/08 2:47 PM
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Ted Bennett
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Edited: Apr 18 2008 12:00A
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I ask because my wife is about to start law school in the fall ;-)

She realizes that the networking potential of her current hobbies (cooking, XBox, and BJJ) is essentially nil, and since she did play golf for a while in HS, she thought about picking it back up over the summer and sticking with it for that reason. She's talked to a ton of current students at the school, and golf is pretty high on the list of hobby activities with networking potential (for the male students, anyway). 

Sound like a good idea? (i.e., do y'all have a lot of colleagues who hit the links?)

Or should she try tennis? I dunno about lawyers, but holy Jeebus damn near every doc in my hospital (and in the entire consortium around here) plays tennis, almost none of them play golf...

(FWIW, not a golfer myself, so I have no idea)

4/19/08 4:58 PM
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Mencken
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Edited: Apr 19 2008 12:00A
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 Does she drink?  Drinking is the best for networking potential.


 

4/20/08 1:35 PM
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 most of the younger attorneys i know don't like golf.  mencken is correct. 

4/22/08 12:33 AM
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Edited: Apr 22 2008 12:00A
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 "young" being most of the attorneys i know under 45.

4/22/08 1:49 PM
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Ted Bennett
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Screw the young attorneys - this is for brown-nosing the old coots :-)

While she was working as a paralegal, one of her bosses jokingly expressed surprise that "a little slip of a girl" like her could golf, and he told her that he and the rest of "da boyz" (older judges and attorneys, I suppose) would be impressed if she could match them out on the greens. Sexist, yeah ;-) but the guy's a former judge, he's actually on the faculty of the law school she's going to, and he wrote her a kick-ass letter of rec. His opinion carries some weight for her.

Of course, my bias would be to tell her to stick with BJJ, but I already get enough weird looks from colleagues about doing that kind of stuff, I'd hate for her to go through that as well :-P

4/25/08 5:42 PM
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Edited: Apr 25 2008 12:00A
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 "basically a pro level"  There is a HUGE difference between a scratch golfer and a pro golfer....




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