Argument: Public interest legal work is not much more interesting

Issue Report: Law school


“Why you shouldn’t go to law school.” Law and Letters. November 15th, 2007: “the work won’t be that much more interesting. Because litigation is still litigation, and contains an outrageous amount of discovery. But now you’re in an organization that can’t afford paralegals. Who does the dirty work? Who reviews the 12 bankers’ boxes of internal procedures from the government agency you’re suing for sex discrimination? Yep. You. The low lawyer on the totem pole. At least you’ll get to show up in court occasionally.”