Literally chasing ambulances

April 15, 2009
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People often joke that some attorneys are just “ambulance chasers” but this weekend, Indiana University Maurer School of Law students are going to make that stereotype a reality.

Students have brought back the Ambulance Chase 5k after several years of being absent on campus. It’s a race sponsored by the law school’s Health Law Society and the Sports and Entertainment Law Society with proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society.

Organizers said they want to raise money for charity while poking a little fun at their profession.

I think this is a brilliant idea and a good one to bring back to campus. A race in which law students may dress up in suits and dresses and literally chase after an ambulance is hilarious and a great way to bring attention to your cause. Organizers hope to have an actual ambulance lead the race, although I assume if they don’t have a real one, they will have something to use as a stand-in.

I’ve mentioned lawyer stereotypes in regards to lawyer jokes before in this blog. Although sometimes the stereotypes may be hurtful and untrue, at least these students are able to embrace them to their benefit. Besides, in today’s tough economy in which law students are struggling to find summer associate positions and jobs, it’s nice to take a break and be able to laugh at some not-so-nice stereotypes about your future profession. Hey, the race may even change a few people’s minds about how they view lawyers.

The race is open to the public and you can register the day of the race, April 18. You can also pre-register at IUAmbulanceChase@gmail.com. Cost is $15 and of course, you get a T-shirt.
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