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by Vault Law Editors | October 17, 2008


Self-styled “reformed prestige whore” David Lat gave a pep talk the other day to students at the University of Virginia Law School.  (The brief video clip is worth checking out: follow this link and then click the “video” icon on the right.)




“In a democracy, voters get the government they deserve; in an Information Age, students and young lawyers get the legal profession they deserve.”


“When you are on the treadmill, you are so focused on what is ahead of you that you can’t see that you’re ridiculous.”


Essentially, Lat advised the aspiring BigLaw associates to “look beyond the rankings, both in law and in life.”   (Fair enough, but easy for the Harvard/YLS/Wachtell guy to say!)


                                                                    -posted by brian



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