Hang On! Legal Careers Can Take Wonderful Twists and Turns

Vol. 40 No. 5

By

Erin Binns is director for career planning at Marquette University Law School.

I have a Peanuts© comic sitting on my desk where Charlie Brown asks Linus if he knows what he wants to be when he grows up. Linus responds quite simply: “Outrageously happy!” Worrying about class rank, student loans, and job searches makes it easy to forget that the goal of your legal education is a professional position that you enjoy. It’s equally challenging—absent the vantage point of experience—to trust that you don’t have to have your career figured out today or even by graduation. Graduation is simply one destination in the journey of your professional development.

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