During my legal career, I have worked in jobs with varying amounts, and types, of compensation. These experiences made me appreciate that calculating the true value of “compensation” can be tricky. Along those lines, how important to new lawyers is an extra $20,000 per year? The answer is “it depends.” But before you conclude that […]
Some prospective law school students (like my former college roommate) knew from the time they were 5 years old that they were going to be a lawyer. Others (like me) were less certain, and were considering a variety of other options as well. Although this Forbes article has a “Chatgpt feel” to it, it does […]
Law school graduates often focus exclusively on salary, if they are fortunate enough to have choices. It makes sense to consider your salary and other financial benefits/perks when choosing a job, but it shouldn’t be the only factor you consider. Here is an article describing a book discussing what life as a New York “BigLaw” […]
If you are fortunate enough to be able to choose among multiple law schools to which you have been accepted, the decision can be daunting. Let me make a few suggestions from experience.
Spending a little time contemplating one’s future career is a worthwhile task. First, let me state the obvious: law school is not right for everyone. Neither is the medical field; nor the entertainment industry; nor working as an actuary; nor being a photographer.
Law school can be a lot of work and it has its stress-filled moments, but you do get to study a lot of fun, thought-provoking cases. In the world of recent, wacky “disputes,” this one is up there: read the Utah appellate court’s analysis about whether a woman can sue…herself!
As you may know, law school applications have dropped dramatically in recent years. That tends to be very good news for law school hopefuls, since it means that getting into law school and/or getting scholarships to law school should be easier than during the peak application years.
Some positive economic trends have been reported over the past couple years. Feel free to take a look at a couple very recent articles in the Orange County Register – one dealing with positive developments for labor nationally, and the other dealing with positive developments in the local unemployment rate:
Stock market guru Warren Buffet has a saying: stocks are the only thing people don’t want to buy on sale. In other words, when the stock market goes down and you can get a bargain, people become scared of stocks and don’t buy them.