What I Wish Someone Told me in Law School

I wish someone told me that the practice of law can be all consuming, that incentives rule decisions, that the billable hour can become someone’s raison d’etre, that the practice of law can be isolating, and that the practice of law is mostly 90% grunt work and 10% “magic”.

But mostly I’m glad no one did. I may not have entered practice. And I may not have learned the best lesson of all: that the pursuit of being an excellent lawyer (a critical thinker) is the best pursuit of all.

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