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manbreerger
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0L Questioning Whether to Publish Controversial Book

Postby manbreerger » Tue May 07, 2013 12:03 am

I will be going to Indian University-Bloomington next year and want to work at a Big Law firm. I wrote a controversial book that deals with religion, gay marriage and the LGBT community. The book has a really good, inclusive message, but it is a touchy subject. I was going to self publish it this summer. I am now questioning how a firm will judge it. I have also worked at many liberal/progressive orgs, including President Obama's reelection campaign.

I will be looking to work regionally in Chicago, Missouri, Indiana, or Kansas City. Should I wait to publish the book until after I have secured a position? Will firms look at it negatively?

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Re: 0L Questioning Whether to Publish Controversial Book

Postby thesealocust » Tue May 07, 2013 12:06 am

manbreerger wrote:I will be going to Indian University-Bloomington next year and want to work at a Big Law firm. I wrote a controversial book that deals with religion, gay marriage and the LGBT community. The book has a really good, inclusive message, but it is a touchy subject. I was going to self publish it this summer. I am now questioning how a firm will judge it. I have also worked at many liberal/progressive orgs, including President Obama's reelection campaign.

I will be looking to work regionally in Chicago, Missouri, Indiana, or Kansas City. Should I wait to publish the book until after I have secured a position? Will firms look at it negatively?


Retake the LSAT.

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Re: 0L Questioning Whether to Publish Controversial Book

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Tue May 07, 2013 12:08 am

If I were at a firm, I'd look negatively at self-publishing anything. But that might just be me.

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Re: 0L Questioning Whether to Publish Controversial Book

Postby bk1 » Tue May 07, 2013 12:09 am

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