Here are my thoughts about Sandra Fluke, the slutty Georgetown Law student who wants US to pay for HER birth control. While I could get into the morality and ethics of asking others to pay her her choices, that's not the tack I shall take here. No, I want to ask one, simple question: how does Miss Sandra Fluke have TIME for all the sex that'd require her to spend $1,000 a year on birth control? I have to wonder if this girl is a serious law student; I really, truly do.
I looked into attending law school; I looked into it quite seriously, in fact. I researched it thoroughly, and I got a good idea what law school was about. I read books, articles, and talked with attorneys. I concluded that, even back in 2003, when I got my BS degree, that getting a job would be too difficult, and that the payoff wasn't commensurate with the time, effort, and money that law school requires.
Having said that, one thing that I found out was that law school, if done right, requires a LOT of time and effort. We're talking about 4-6 hours a day of study and reading-every day! You have to read through cases, outline them, etc. There simply is no other way if you're going to keep up with the workload than putting in the time & effort. If you do well during your 1L year, you might get on your school's law review; otherwise, you might end up on a law journal. Law review requires 40-50 hours a week of time; you're lucky if you can squeeze in your classes! If you're lucky, you might be able to have a Saturday or Sunday afternoon free for tennis or something; that's cause for celebration amongst law school students!
This does NOT account for the time students need to put in for job searches. Oh yes, students need to conduct job searches too! If they want to have any PRAYER of landing a legal job after graduation, then they'd BETTER work in legal jobs during their 1L & 2L summers. The 2L jobs, often given at prospective employers, are a must have; they can, and often do, lead to job offers from the firms offering them. But, in order to get the crucial 2L summer job, you will have had to work at a legal job during your 1L summer. Because these jobs are so important, whatever time law students don't spend on study, class, and law review is spent finding jobs for their 1L and 2L summer. If a law student hasn't worked in LEGAL JOBS during his 1L & 2L summers, he'll have an even harder time finding a job after graduation. Why? Because prospective legal employers will think that you're not INTERESTED in the law, which will effectively knock you out of the running for a job with a law firm or gov't agency-a job the law grad will need to pay back the $100K and more in loans. Then, there's the matter of law school grading.
Law school grading isn't the same as we had in undergrad or high school. In undergrad or high school, whatever grade you earned is what you got; there was no uniform distribution of grades. If half the class got an A or B on the test, then half of the class kept their A or B grade. In law school, there is a hard and fast distribution of grades. It works something like this: 20% of the class will get A+, 20% A-, 20% B+, 20% B-, and 20% C. What does that mean? If you're on the borderline between one grade and another, and the 20% quota is already met, then guess what? You may be getting the lower grade! IOW, the grade you may deserve may not be the grade you get in law school-all the more reason to study and work harder.
My point is this: Miss Sandra Fluke, if she's taking her studies seriously, shouldn't have the TIME for all this sex! WTF isn't she studying? Why isn't she busy doing law review, law journal, or moot court? Why isn't she busy finding a job for her 1L & 2L summers? Why isn't she busy furthering her legal career? After all, tuition, room & board, fees, etc., Georgetown Law School will set you back $60k/year. Even if she has scholarships, Miss Fluke needs to maintain a certain GPA to retain those scholarships. If she's on the border between an A- and a B+; if the quota for A- grades has been met; then she'll get a B+. Even when times were better in law a few years ago, grades were crucial; they're even MORE crucial now. Again, where does she find time to have all this sex?!
In closing, Miss Sandra Fluke shouldn't have time for all this sex-not if she's doing law school right. She has classes. She has studying to do; she should be spending 5-6 hours a day studying, reading cases, outlining, etc. She needs to get good grades, so she can get law review, law journal, and/or moot court. She'll need those on her resume', because her fellow law grads will have those on THEIRS. If she's on law review, she'll spend 40-50 hours a week doing that. When she's not in class, studying, or doing law review, she'll need to be searching for 1L & 2L summer jobs-jobs she'll need to get a legal job after graduation. If she's doing law school right, then she shouldn't have the time or energy for sex, because the law is a jealous mistress; law school takes all your time and effort. Those are my thoughts...