I have chosen to go the route of the law via philosophy major. Any strong convictions about lawyers and the state of modern society because of their impact.? To many, Lawyers are the scum of the earth. They lie they cheat and they steal their way to nice italian shoes. But to me, Lawyers are a step up from the violence that came about in the past. When neighbors had a dispute 100-5,000 years ago, they killed eachother.