Myself and countless other law students will take the MPRE this week. I should probably be more worried about it, but I think my 3L apathy may be kicking in a little early. I’m still in summer mode — anxiety and stress belong to the other seasons. I took a legal profession class last semester that was basically a review of the model rules, with a midterm and final consisting solely of old MPRE questions. Those feeble defenses for my lethargy aside, probably the most substantial factor in my readiness to take the test is putting an end to the countless jokes from my father and others about lawyers and ethics (“Lawyers and ethics — those are two words that don’t belong in the same sentence!” “How can you take a test on ethics? Everyone knows lawyers don’t have any!”). Simply put, I want the damn ethics test – and the jokes – behind me.