Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Is Your NCAA Bracket Pool Legal?

Find the answer here. You may think to yourself, "Who cares? It's not a crime for which I will be arrested!" While that may be true, consider whether it's the wisest response for a person pursing a legal career. Consider, for example, whether this kind of thinking evidences
[t]he ability to exercise good judgment in conducting one's professional business [and] the ability to conduct oneself with a high degree of honesty, integrity, and trustworthiness in all professional relationships and with respect to all legal obligations.
(From the Ohio State Eligibility Requirements for the Practice of Law.)

I hate to be a downer, but with great power comes great responsibility. Keep that in mind next time you speed, download music or movies via suspect channels, or otherwise undermine the legal system. As if losing actual money on that NCAA bracket wasn't enough!