Law firm life got you down? Struggling to find work after law school? Read on. I am a former practicing attorney who regrets giving so many years of my life to the legal profession, and so many hard-earned dollars to repay law school debt. I left the law a couple years ago for a temporary administrative assistant position and lived to tell the tale. Here's my story, along with some tips for finding non-legal work, and for repaying your student loans.