Life After Law: Finding Work You Love with the J.D. You Have

Life After Law: Finding Work You Love with the J.D. You Have

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ISBN-13: 9781937134648
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/24/2013
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 572,828
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author


Liz Brown is Assistant Professor of Business Law at Bentley University. She is also the former Executive Director in Boston of Golden Seeds, one of the largest angel investor networks in the United States. Prior to joining Golden Seeds, Liz was a partner in a leading international law firm, specializing in intellectual property. Liz has practiced law in London, San Francisco, and Boston, advising senior executives at Fortune 500 companies on legal strategies and managing multi-million dollar cases from inception to successful resolution. As President of the Harvard Law School Association of Northern California, she developed an innovative series of programs for members and created a new women's network for HLS alumnae in the Bay Area. She also has significant pro bono experience representing low-income clients on a wide range of issues. Liz is a Boston native and graduated from Harvard College and Harvard Law School.

Table of Contents

Foreword Gloria Cordes Larson, J.D., president of Bentley University xv

Acknowledgments xix

Introduction xxi

Part I The Depression Profession 1

1 Why Are So Many Lawyers Unhappy? 3

2 The Bonds of Money, Status, and Purpose 13

3 Challenges and Alternatives for Women Lawyers 21

Part II Repurposing Your Law Career 33

4 Reframing Your Preferred Skills 35

5 Where to Start When You Have No Idea Where to Start 43

6 How to Stop Worrying and Love the Informational Interview 49

7 Advocating for Your Next Career 59

Part III The Role Models: Eight Basic Paths to Career Happiness for Former Lawyers 67

8 The Writers 69

Adam Liptak, New York Times Correspondent 70

Kat Griffin, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Corporette.com 74

Elie Mystal, Editor, AbovetheLaw.com 78

Stephanie Rowe, Fantasy and Romance Novelist 82

Nathaniel Stearns, Art Advisor 86

9 The Entrepreneurs 91

Peter Dziedzic, Proprietor of skoah Boston 92

Valerie Beck, Founder of Chicago Chocolate Walking Tours 96

Christina Whelton, Founder of Place Boston 99

Mary-Alice Brady, Founder of MosaicHub 103

10 The Artisans 107

Karina Gentinetta, Designer and Artist 108

Zoe Mohler, Proprietor of Three Sisters Jewelry Design 112

Warren Brown, Proprietor of CakeLove 116

11 The Analysts 119

Meredith Benedict, Health Care Strategist 120

Sara Harnish, Non-Clinical Research Director 124

Alison P. Ranney, Senior Recruiter 128

Christopher Mirabile, Angel Group Leader 132

12 The Professors 137

Liz Gorman, Sociology Professor 138

Deb Volberg Pagnotta, Communications Professor 141

Katrina Lee, Clinical Law Professor 146

13 The Consultants 149

Greg Stone, Media Consultant 149

Susannah Baruch, Policy Consultant 153

Lisa Montanaro, Productivity Consultant 157

14 The Advocates 161

Eleanor Hoague, Immigrants' Rights Advocate 162

Deborah Felton, Executive Director of Senior Residence 166

Jen Atkins, Nurse 169

15 The Healers 173

Liz Mirabile, Health Coach 174

Clare Dalton, Acupuncturist 178

Van Lanckton, Rabbi 183

Will Meyerhofer, Psychotherapist 186

16 The Independent 191

Alan Rilla, Island Caretaker 192

Endnotes 197

References 199

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