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Sunday, March 12, 2006

Yuppies and Community 

Publius gave a typically thoughtful response to this Financial Times article about "Tribal Workers."

Read them.

Many of you know that I've been mulling the potential costs of working for a big law firm since it became a real possibility last summer. Now that Girlfriend is taking her firm job for sure and I'm going to the city-in-the-South-that-shall-remain-nameless for a year, I'll be staring at some pretty big career (I first typed "life") choices soon enough. I've been talking about joining an primary campaign when I finish in September 2007, so that gives me probably at least another year to postpone the firm v. legal services v. gov't choice(s). But, at some point, I'm going to have to commit.

Ha! Even as I type this I realize I've already committed. I've gone and borrowed an enormous amount of money that will have to be paid off by my work as a lawyer without ever really deciding to be a lawyer. Somehow I committed to law school without really thinking about the consequences. Perhaps I couldn't have done it any other way, since the very nature of law school frames and limits what you perceive as possible choices.

So it goes. I didn't have much to say, but I did want to link to Legal Fiction. Check it out.

-Ziggy Stardust  17:36 EST | |

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This weblog is an ongoing, if periodic, effort by several friends to stay in touch, in reading material, and in ideas.

Lucky Luciano is a former Italian Stallion real estate hustler and Benedict Arnold CEO turned shady lawyer-to-be. He lives in Denver.

Ben is a Paramedic and would-be philantropist who lives in Denver. He knows everything about nothing.

Fuzzy Dunlop lives in Manhattan. He is more than capable of standing up to the stresses of a high crime urban environment.

Jess is a teacher. But have YOU given her an apple? No, you haven't. You should be ashamed of yourself. This crazy feminist currently rests her copy of Awakening in Jersey City.

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