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

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THE ANALYSTS

Much of law practice involves analysis of cases, strategy, and legal arguments. The ex-lawyers profiled in this section are all skilled at finding, analyzing, and communicating information in a way that helps shape critical decisions. They have found a variety of ways to use their analytical skills in new and more enjoyable careers.

Meredith Benedict’s current role in a health-care start-up, for example, draws on her experiences in health-care law and corporate and foundation relations. Meredith didn’t plan to end up where she did. Taking some time off after leaving her firm, together with a lot of informational interviewing, led her to discover the particular specialty within development that was perfect for her. It also helped ...

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