All other qualities being equal, beautiful people are far more likely to succeed in life and — for the most part — in Big Law. I feel fairly certain there is scientific research documenting this phenomenon, but my theory is based solely on what I have witnessed over the years.
I honestly can’t remember the last time my Firm hired an ugly duckling. Maybe a few plain-looking or average-looking attorneys here or there, but for the most part, the few attorney positions getting filled these days are filled by attractive people. Perhaps this is the modern slumping-economy equivalent of those Depression-era films where gorgeous, uber-thin women with Cupid’s bow lips and marcel-waved hair slouched around in glossy satin evening dresses?
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