The Happy Lawyer: Making a Good Life in the Law

The Happy Lawyer: Making a Good Life in the Law


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195392326
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 07/22/2010
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 400,138
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Nancy Levit, the Curators' and Edward D. Ellison Professor of Law at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, is the author of The Gender Line: Men, Women, and the Law.

Douglas O. Linder is the Elmer N. Powell Peer Professor of Law at the University of Missouri, Kansas City.

Table of Contents

1. Are Lawyers Unhappy?
2. Happiness: A Primer
3. What Makes Lawyers Happy and Unhappy
4. The Happiness Toolbox
5. Preparing for a Satisfying Career: The Law School Years
6. What Law Firms Can Do to Make Lawyers Happier
7. Lawyers' Stories
8. Seeking Happier Ground

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Happy Lawyer: Making a Good Life in the Law 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
PreLawAdviser More than 1 year ago
If I was independently wealthy, I would buy "The Happy Lawyer" by Levit and Linder for every pre-law student that I've encountered in my career as a pre-law adviser. I love the fact that the authors spend a good portion in the beginning of the book talking about happiness and what makes people happy in life and in their careers. I think many people, whether they are planning on becoming lawyers or not, would find Chapter 2: Happiness: A Primer, and Chapter 4: The Happiness Toolbox, to be useful, helpful and enlightening. The first 4 chapters are a good primer for what's to come--tips and advice on how to be a happier and more successful law student and lawyer. It's been hard to find an interesting, practical, realistic book that is written in an engaging way that I can recommend to pre-law students. (So many books out there about lawyers and lawyering are dense, boring and/or terribly condescending.) After much searching, I think I've finally found the right book. Thank you, Professors Levit and Linder!
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LawProf More than 1 year ago
This book is research-based so it is authorititive, and it is written in a clear writing style and is enjoyable to read. A must for students contemplating law school, law students, lawyers and law firms who care about the working conditions of lawyers.