A recent survey concludes that it is not more money. Nearly tied for 2 aspects of their careers that attorneys would change are that they would like less stress (31%) and fewer hours / more personal time (30%). Job related stress and difficulty maintaining a work/life balance can lead to increased job dissatisfaction.
This is something to think about while you are in law school. What do you want from a job? Law school is stressful, but big law firms can be more so. How well do you deal with stress? Do you need better coping skills?
By planning now you can decide whether life in a big law firm is right for you.
Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat
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