Lawyers with those degrees have almost certainly long forgotten that material. The only reason I posted this is because, in response to neutral comments I made, people have let loose a deluge of insults towards myself, biochemistry and science generally. This whole thread is hilarious - a sort of smug belief that law requires some special innate intelligence because law is some grand intellectual endeavor. That's why all the average students from my high school chose law after having studied civics 101 in undergrad.
Beyond this misrepresentation of other forum members’ postings on the subject, you’re also comparing a job (that is, of lawyer) to a field of academic study (theoretical physics). Obviously this isn’t a fair comparison and I think most laymen would be equally stupefied by the dense stuff that comes out of legal academia as they would the stuff that comes out of physics academia.
Nobody's saying that, and I'm not sure who you're trying to impress with first-year physics concepts. Multiple people in this thread have science and engineering degrees. Rote memorization or basic scientific analysis isn't impressive, which is why we have unemployed and chronically underpaid PhD grads.