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Lessons from happy lawyers
Don’t be miserable. Get inspired.
Law students often get the message that lawyers are expected to work long hours and are at risk of developing mental health or addiction issues. The problem is when people are taught to expect to be miserable in law, many will figure it’s a waste of time searching for a legal career that brings them happiness.
Five things they have in common.
From our first day of law school, myths abound: Only in-house jobs offer work-life balance; there is no happiness to be found at a big firm, but working there might be worth it for the money; all the best jobs are in big cities. But are these beliefs well-founded?