Wednesday, April 17, 2013
declining law school enrollment has had on Catholic University's budget. (Spoiler alert: they're going to continue feeding at the law school loan trough, but some art courses and such are on the chopping block). Also, part 2 of my interview with Howard, a former law school classmate who is now working in a non-legal position. Howard and I discuss his first lawyer gig, and why he got out. And finally, click here to continue reading and go to the podcast
Monday, April 8, 2013
|A promotional poster for Damages (FX)|
When I first quit law, I avoided watching any movies or TV shows involving lawyers or police procedure (since I mainly practiced criminal law). It was a painful reminder not only of what I’d left behind but what would never be. I guess you could call it nostalgia for a past that never was. Before and during law school, I would watch The Practice and Law & Order, and feel hopeful about the adventure on which I was about to embark. It was sort of like when I was a preteen, flipping through Sassy magazine and eagerly anticipating all of the wonderful changes that would occur once I finally became a glamorous young woman like the ones depicted in all the tampon and deodorant ads (which were peppered in between articles about teen suicide and my favorite young heartthrobs). The reality never quite lived up to the hype. Much like being a lawyer, being a teenager mostly involved continue reading here
Thursday, April 4, 2013
second podcast is now up and running! In this week's episode, I discuss an LA Times article regarding the class action lawsuits that have been filed against numerous law schools. Plus, part 1 of my interview with a former law school classmate, in which we discuss why he went to law school. Also, I read an excerpt from Will Meyerhofer's book, Way Worse Than Being a Dentist: The Lawyer's Search for Meaning. Enjoy!