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Making Friends in Law School

Not an Elle Columns, Featured Lawyer, law school, Lawyer, Not an Elle 4 Comments

Across the country, law students are entering their august institutions. We here at Bitter Lawyer are happy to guide these students through the perils of their epic quest for a J.D. by reposting helpful tidbits provided by those that came before them. Stand on the shoulders of bitter giants, students. Originally posted: March 5, 2013 One of the things I didn’t …

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Law School: What You’re Really Paying For

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As my law school career draws to a close, and I realize so many of my friends without degrees are making more money now than I will when I graduate and (if I find a job) start working, I’ve increasingly thought about the actual costs of law school. What exactly am I paying for here? There are the obvious answers, …

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Please Stop Asking About My "Plan"

Not an Elle Columns, Lawyer, Not an Elle 10 Comments

The farther I get into law school, the harder it gets to avoid the reality that, at some point, my education will end. And at that point the real world will begin. The real world will of course include bar prep, the bar exam, and some type of employment: unemployment, funemployment, part-time employment, under-employment, non-legal employment, or the elusive and …

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