James Lileks (one of my favorite online reads) has posted a great story about parenting, precedent and justice.
The story reminds me that many things we study in law school are just part of the natural order of life. Children crave both consistency (if I had ice cream yesterday, why can't I have it today) and justice (taking away popcorn for a small lie should clearly be considered a violation of the 8th Amendment). These considerations reinforce my notion that law school will help all students, even those that do not plan to become a lawyer.
I know law school has made me a better parent, although I am sure my son will tire of hearing that his pleading is rejected since he has come to the table with unclean hands.