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    :: Saturday, May 08, 2004 ::
    Is there a life -- and especially a life of the mind -- in the practice of law?

    Let's solve that question the way lawyers do: by arguing about it!

    There's a very interesting debate going on here about such questions, and related ones: Did I make the right choice in going to law school? What are the trade-offs? What is practice like, and is it for me? The initial post is by a badly disillusioned lawyer. There are lots of those out there. But if you click on the link, be sure to read the comments as well: they show the variety of legal careers out there, with praise for both the humblest and the highest-flying career tracks.

    A recurring theme is: Does the "life of the mind" that you experiences as humanities undergrads cease as soon as you enter law school, or if not, then as soon as you start working as a lawyer? The poster and commenters express widely differing views.

    :: David M. Wagner 11:13 PM [+] ::

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