PI lawyers! Is your work 'rewarding'?

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PI lawyers! Is your work 'rewarding'?

Postby msmizz85 » Sat Jun 27, 2015 8:21 pm


I am a prospective law student and will be applying to several schools this coming fall. After some vacillation, I know that public interest is the right career path with me. But I find myself wondering if my idea of what public interest law would be even vaguely resembles what it is. I want to work closely with people, with organizations that are liberal/charitable and do work I know is affecting individual lives.

My question is: For those of you who went to law school to pursue PI, were your ideas of what it would be like at all accurate? Is the work rewarding? Do you feel like you're helping people?

Thanks so much to any answers. I'd really appreciate some perspective.

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Re: PI lawyers! Is your work 'rewarding'?

Postby Worker and Parasite » Mon Jun 29, 2015 6:05 pm

Can you tell us what sector of PI you're thinking? PI is a HUGE umbrella term that really could mean anything.

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