I've observed a highly publicized criminal trial (you can read the wiki). Jury fell asleep since the for the good part of half a day the trial was about shoe prints and what shoe model it was. Judge had to call for a recess and get them some tea and coffee.
uziq wrote:i sat in the public gallery of a few courts when i was in my late teens and considering a career in law.
considering the actual court days are the relatively 'exciting' bits ... it was dull as ditchwater. and the tedium is far, far preferable to having to see and deal with some of the truly despicable shit that humanity gets up to.
you actually need to fund the underlying subject matter interesting to be a lawyer. very hard to be a good tax lawyer unless you love how taxes work xD