Every summer, law offices across the country welcome law clerks into their firms. For those of you who aren't familiar with law firm culture, summer law clerks are first and second year law students who work in law firms during the summer between their spring and fall semesters of law school.
I've been in the legal field since the fall of 1986 so the young inexperienced law students I met in the summer of 1987 (See Sex, Dogs and Audiotape) are now successful attorneys some of whom have their own firms. So, it's strange to think back to those crazy summers when they (and I) were so young. The weird thing about law clerks is how they are always 23 or 24 years old and I keep getting older and older. It's like welcoming a bunch of Peter Pan's into your life for 3 months every year.
Nevertheless, I still look forward to the arrival of these guys (and girls). Most of the time, they're from out of state and don't know anyone so the attorneys and staff do their best to keep them entertained. We only had one law clerk this past summer so we all showered him with our attention.
Andrew attended the University of South Carolina and their team mascot is the Gamecocks. Of course, we didn't believe him when he first told us this but before long, we were yelling "Go Cocks" at some baseball game on a television at the Star Bar and getting some mighty strange looks.
We had a great summer with Andrew and we still miss him.