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January 22, 2006

Grab Bag

I've linked to Stay of Execution before as a great source of legal advice, but it's been a while. Apparently its author is no longer practicing law, but she still writes about the profession from time to time and has helpfully collected her posts on the subject here. There's some great stuff there, including some thoughts about whether to stay at a lower-tier law school with links to some of her other related posts, as well as her roundup of advice for studying for the bar. There's lots more there so if you have some free time it's a great place to browse.

Also, those thinking about law school or if you're unsure whether to stick with the legal profession, you might find some good food for thought in How to Do What You Love by Paul Graham. [Link via My Shingle.]It's got a kind of tough-talk but inspirational conclusion:

Whichever route you take, expect a struggle. Finding work you love is very difficult. Most people fail. Even if you succeed, it's rare to be free to work on what you want till your thirties or forties. But if you have the destination in sight you'll be more likely to arrive at it. If you know you can love work, you're in the home stretch, and if you know what work you love, you're practically there.

Again, if you have 15 free minutes, it's definitely worth a read.

Posted by mowabb at January 22, 2006 03:20 PM

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