Because they have so much trouble passing the bar?
Founder and CEO
Dean's Beans Organic Coffee Co.
You're going to get a ton of answers for this, and I don't have your answer. But as a lawyer in New Orleans, I can tell you that one reason we drink a lot is that it's habit. It starts in law school with bar review parties and no school on Fridays (which leads to Thursday night drinking), and tons of money from student loans that's much more fun to spend on beer rather than drinks.
I guess you could say it's a socially accepted part of the legal community/culture, it starts with law school, and then continues on from there.
Personally, I know that I drink because I like drinking. I don't drink any more or less simply because I'm a lawyer.
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