I chose to go to law school because I thought that someday, somehow I'd make a difference.
That's an interesting question. I would say that in general Americans know very little about the law. It's one of those things that most of us take for granted.
The events of the day inspired me to become a lawyer.
The law has no compassion. And justice is administered without compassion.
I think that the mere fact that I'm doing it ought to inspire someone. In junior high school the counselor suggested that I focus on wood shop and metal shop.
I did not think that I was angry, but clearly anger was reflected in my writing. I did not think that I had been affected emotionally, but it was clear from my writing that I was still very emotional about the trial some six months after it ended.
That's the thing about us lawyers - if at all possible, we will consume each other.
I no longer teach law. But when I did I advised my students that they should never accept a case if it meant that by doing so you couldn't sleep at night.
It's too late for that - trying to second guess it. It's over. I'm worried about how to get the kids through school and still write and practice law and take power of attorney.
I think it hurt my performance because I stopped being me. That won't ever happen again.
It's much like writing a screenplay with someone else and that's how we view it, I think.
I suppose that one of the reasons I wrote 'In Contempt' was because of the money. After the trial I came to realize that there were things that I needed to do if I was to protect myself and my family, so there were some selfish reasons for it.
I think that as I continue to write, my writing I hope will become more controversial and more provocative.
Writing is hard work, but a lot of fun, too. It allows me to live out some of my fantasies.
All I can really say is it's bloodier than hell. In this one I'm going to be much more direct and honest in my description of the actual killings and the crime scene.
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