Yep, that’s what the college-age black girl called them at Jury duty today. She says they’re supposed to be very good.
There were certainly a large percentage of Jewish people waving clearance passes after the fire drill rigamarole they made us go through at the county courthouse today, but I never thought that “Jew lawyers” were supposedly so good as to have a name with college-age black girls.
The Yeshiva guys, I know, score really well on their LSATs due to their prolonged contact with argumentative logic, cleverly disguised as Gemarah, but you’d think that they’d be lacking the people-people slickness that good lawyers are supposed to have.
Odd things leak out into “common knowledge about Jews.” Like the time one of my classmates thought I had shaved my head after marriage. That, apparently, fit into the body of common knowledge about Orthodox Jews, too. That female black college-age classmate wigged out when I explained it to her.
I don’t think the jury duty girl knew I was Jewish. I should have told her.
Though I suppose at the end of the day the joke’s on her, since she got called for jury and I got excused (woo-hooo!).