Kenneth P. Nolan
The author, a senior editor of Litigation, is with Speiser, Krause, Nolan & Granito, New York City.
I never wanted to be a lawyer, but I went to law school anyway. After a few years of studying Palsgraf, the UCC, the Rule Against Perpetuities, and other garbage, I decided I needed some experience—especially since I had never even been in a law office. I taught high school English and attended law school at night, so one hot summer I volunteered at Legal Services in Brooklyn where I could meet real lawyers, clients and, maybe, a black-robed judge or two.