« on: June 20, 2005, 03:49:23 PM »
Good read, thanks for the link.
This seems to apply disproportionately to those in biglaw and new associates at large firms. I think anyone considering that career path should definitely read this article.
It also helped me realize that all of this competition we see - for USNWR rankings, in law schools, for the best LSAT scores, etc... - is really just a microcosm of the profession we're entering. The entire profession is structured around money and being "the best" means being at the top and earning the most money in a high stakes game. Personally, I'm willing to trade being filthy rich for living comfortably and actually having a decent QOL. I suppose there are far too many lawyers who will not or can not make this tradeoff and they end up being a statistic described in articles like this.