She objects! Viral video shows a man with no legal expertise ‘mansplains how the law works’ to a recent law graduate – SAME DAY she took the bar exam
- Kathryn Seely recently graduated from Albany Law and celebrated in a bar after taking the bar exam
- A friend captured the moment a man with a business degree gave Kathryn a talk on grand jury trials
- He spoke confidently while Kathryn just looked at him with raised eyebrows
- Comments exclaim the man’s “guts” – though a few men insisted she should have been nicer, which Kathryn says proved her point
A recent law graduate captured the moment when a man who had never attended law school “battered” the grand jury lawsuit against her in a bar — the day she took the bar exam.
Kathryn Seely, who recently graduated from Albany Law, is still waiting for the results of her bar exam – but suffice it to say that after studying for three years in such a competitive environment, she knows more about the law than a non-lawyer .
But in a viral TikTok video, Kathryn is seen patiently as a man confidently tries to teach her about the subject she just graduated in, despite having no formal training in the matter herself.
Shrink! Kathryn Seely, who recently graduated from Albany Law, shared a video of a man in a bar trying to explain the law to her — even though he had never studied law himself
This guy knows! He spoke definitively on the subject, as if he were instructing someone who was learning something new
Uh-huh… Kathryn just sat patiently and looked at him with an unamused expression, her eyebrows raised
“Watch this man who never went to law school explains how the law works for me the day I took the bar exam,” she wrote in the video, which has been viewed 840,000 times and still counting.
The short clip shows her in a bar surrounded by people as a man in a basketball t-shirt confidently talks to her about what has to do with a grand jury.
With hand gestures he speaks definitively on the subject, as if instructing someone who is learning something new.
Kathryn, of course, learns nothing from him. A former member of the Albany Law Review and executive vice president of the Moot Court Board, she just sits patiently and looks at him with an unamused expression, eyebrows raised.
In the caption of the video, she included a sentence he supposedly said during their conversation: “Yes, I could have gone to law school, but business was the better move for me.”
What a timing! Kathryn, a former member of the Albany Law Review and executive vice president of the Moot Court Board, had just taken the bar exam that day
Kathryn responded to critical men speaking to camera as she reads out a cup: ‘Don’t confuse your Google search with my law degree’
Kathryn later revealed that the man was actually “trying to tell me that you have no right to a jury in federal criminal court” — which is only true “for charges that would carry a prison sentence of less than six months.”
“If this had been any other time I’d say ‘yeah dude you’re probably right’ but it was fresh in my head,” she added.
Commentators on the video were mostly not surprised by the man’s behavior, although they still found it objectionable.
“Men really have nothing but guts,” wrote one.
“He never went to law school, but he may have been the culprit once or twice,” another joked.
“Educated in business but he can’t stay on his own and has to stay in that of others,” another added.
Embarrassing! Comments on the video were mostly not surprised by the man’s behavior, although they still found it disgusting
“Dude did jury duty ONCE,” said another.
While the comments were overwhelmingly supportive, a few men came over to lecture Kathryn and insisted that she should still have listened politely.
“Did you listen or were you just hostile?” wrote one.
To that commentator, Kathryn, speaking to the camera while reading a cup, replied, “Please don’t confuse your Google search with my law degree.”
“Thanks for proving my point,” she said. “Maybe go for a walk, drink some water, chill out.”