Feeling Stuck In Law Even Without Student Loans with Lauren Bernadett [TFLP 047]

This episodes’s podcast guest, Lauren Bernadett, is sharing how she managed to negotiate a full-ride to law school—and still found herself feeling stuck in law when she wanted to make a change in her career.

No student loans, no getting stuck?

Lauren spent a lot of time negotiating a full-ride scholarship to law school so that she wouldn’t find herself trapped in a law firm job that she hated.

But it turns out that even if you eliminate law school debt, there are other obstacles you need to overcome as well in order to leave the law behind.

Lauren thought she would probably end up doing public interest law, but through a series of events that she shares about in today’s episode, she ended up going to a private law firm that specialized in water law.

Sometimes, feeling stuck in law is about more than student loans

Five years went by, and despite her best intentions and careful planning, she found herself still in private practice at the law firm, and feeling stuck. Lauren’s experience shows us that there are a lot of things that keep lawyers stuck in law.

But as Lauren learned, there are a lot of other things at play.

In the first half of our conversation, hear how Lauren ended up in law school, figured out how to go to law school without taking on any law school debt, and the moment that she realized she still felt stuck.

Connect with Lauren on LinkedIn.

Resources for lawyers who feel stuck in the law:

Free Guide: First Steps To Leaving The Law

The Former Lawyer Collaborative