Dear J.D.: What to Do with Your Law Degree

27 Pages Posted: 4 Nov 2014 Last revised: 29 Oct 2015

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Nelson P. Miller

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School

Date Written: July 1, 2014

Abstract

This excerpt of the book "Dear J.D.: What to Do with Your Law Degree" helps law students and lawyers identify and commit to a particular law practice among the hundreds of possible choices. Liberty depends on the rule of law, which depends on the frequent, discrete, and minute services of lawyers on behalf of individual, corporate, nonprofit, and public clients. Lawyers must be able to form and manage an effective enterprise to provide those critical services. The first step in doing so involves choosing that enterprise’s mission, strategies, location, clientele, and services. This book Dear J.D. offers a conversational study of how to go about making that important decision of law practices.

Keywords: law, legal, education, practice, juris, doctor, degree, mission

JEL Classification: K10, K30, K40

Suggested Citation

Miller, Nelson Pierce, Dear J.D.: What to Do with Your Law Degree (July 1, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2518021 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2518021

Nelson Pierce Miller (Contact Author)

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School ( email )

111 Commerce S.W.
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.cooley.edu/faculty/miller_nelson.html

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