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Advice to legal students

C. Becoming Unethical
As the values of an lawyer change, so, too, does her ability to practice law ethically. The process that I have described will obviously push a lawyer away from practicing law ethically in the broadest sense–that is, in the sense of leading a balanced life and meeting non-work-related responsibilities. When work becomes all-consuming, it consumes all. To succeed in today’s big firm, a lawyer must live without a single “compelling, time consuming, and deeply valued interest outside the practice of law.” 266 If you are working all the time, you will not–you cannot–meet any other responsibilities that require any appreciable commitment of time or energy. 267 This much is obvious. However, absorbing the values of big firm culture will also push a lawyer away from practicing law ethically in the narrower sense of being honest and fair and compassionate. 268 In the highly competitive, moneyobsessed world of big firm practice, “most of the new incentives for lawyers and other professional advisors, such as attracting and retaining clients, push toward stretching ethical concerns to the limit.”

Advice to legal students 2

I have good news and bad news. The bad news is that the profession of lawyers may be one of the most unhappy and unhealthy on the face of the earth–and, in the view of many, one of the most unethical. The good news is that you can join this profession and still be happy, healthy, and ethical. I am writing to tell you how.

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