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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 PROFESSORS

The love of research and writing that drives so many people to law school can also fuel successful careers in academia. Some ex-lawyers become schoolteachers. Bella Wong, a school superintendent, left a career in regulatory and banking law to get a master’s degree in education. She taught science in suburban high schools for years and helped lead a teacher’s union before working her way up to school administration.

Other ex-lawyers become university professors. While teaching in law schools may seem like the easiest transition into academia, it is an intensely competitive job market. For most law faculty appointments, the hiring process is governed by the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) and culminates in the annual ...

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