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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Law School Baby Boom

W-o-w, this is fascinating. From The Recorder, read the whole thing:

Young people, mindful of the realities of working in the legal profession, are taking advantage of the perks of academia. At the top of the list are class schedules that can be arranged to leave mornings and afternoons free for day care drop-offs and pick-ups, and the option to take up to a full academic year off without missing a beat on return.

It's not without sacrifice, the students say, but in the professional world, their lifestyles are an exception rather than the rule. As firms lose attorneys for whom the balance between professional and personal is a priority, student parents are finding ways to have it all with as little compromise as possible.

(Also, I missed this earlier Legal Pad report from the San Francisco Bar Association's work-life balance event.)

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