When some lawyers talk about career sacrifice, they don't mean less time with their kids. They mean they've traded off money and prestige to embrace passion and belief. Lori Wallach, head of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch, still remembers her father's comment when she landed her first $17,500-a-year public interest job: "For this you went to Harvard Law School?" Indeed, there can be a stigma to public interest work, part of the problem being law schools focus on funneling students into law firms.
Public Interest Lawyers Follow Their Conscience
November 15, 2006