I don’t know how many people are initially attracted to a career in the law because of the mystique of the courtroom moment of truth, the largely fictional stock-in-trade of courtroom dramas and TV shows such as Perry Mason. I wasn’t one of them myself (from the beginning I was 2/3 policy wonk at heart with a minor in deep theories of everything), but one meets lots of them in law schools (although far more among the students, who presumably go into trial law, than among the professoriate), and it’s easy to understand the attraction.
Real life, of course, never serves up such moments. Never? Well, hardly ever…and when it does they can be quite beautiful: Snagging a Rogue Snitch – Los Angeles Times.