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Read an interesting perspective as to why the economy and current salaries may lead to a happier lawyer.

A brief excerpt has been reproduced below: 

“For too long now, law students have fallen into the trap of accepting the highest-paying jobs at the most prestigious law firms, regardless of whether it would lead to true happiness and career satisfaction. 

Studies make it clear that higher salaries do not lead to happiness. Gross National Happiness, a book by Arthur Brooks, cites a study that found that even though the average American salary increased from $25,000 in 1972 (adjusted for inflation) to $38,000 in 2004, the percent of people who said they were “very happy” only increased by one percent.”

 Click here for the complete National Jurist article.

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