I’ve learned something about myself that I didn’t know when I graduated: I am capable.The word “career” comes from the French word “carrière,” denoting a circular racecourse.The legal conversations about our daily work intrigued me.
I’ve learned something about myself that I didn’t know when I graduated: I am capable.
On my first day of work, coworkers warned me that the firm could be “competitive,” which seemed to me like a good thing.
I considered myself a competitive person and enjoyed the feeling of victory.
The extent to which digital technology has evolved is astonishing.
So is the fact that it has gone largely unregulated.
When I came to, they were wheeling me away to the ER.
That was the last time I went to the hospital for my neurology observership.
The writer of this essay was admitted to every T14 law school from Columbia on down and matriculated at a top JD program with a large merit scholarship.
Her LSAT score was below the median and her GPA was above the median of each school that accepted her. About six weeks into my first legal internship, my office-mate gestured at the window—we were seventy stories high in the Chrysler Building—and said, with a sad smile, doesn’t this office just make you want to jump? The managing partners were suing each other, morale was low, and my boss, in an effort to maintain his client base, had instructed me neither to give any information to nor take any orders from other attorneys.
That’s finally changing, and I believe the shift is going to open up a more prominent role for those who understand both digital technology and its laws.
I hope to begin my next career at the intersection of those two worlds.