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Guest post: Law firm career success depends on your daddy's big contacts, nothing else

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So... I was sent an email more than two months ago containing nothing but this attachment and a request to publish it. I apologise to the anonymous author for the delay. The post is a nice rant, pretty well-written and raises interesting points, although it's a bit short in supporting evidence. So, here goes, please enjoy or not and leave your thoughts in the comments.

Most of us, throughout our lives, are led to believe that, success is the fruit of hard work, dedication, commitment, common sense, intelligence and what not!

I am sorry to say, that the real world does not function like that! Success depends on your daddy’s contacts, your daddy’s coercive powers and how can your daddy contribute to future business in a law firm. However, you’re lucky it does not end here, success also depends on the experience you have, the opportunities presented to you, which is highly unlikely to have as a fresh graduate.

So, it seems like most kids, across the country, are struggling between the devil and the deep sea. The former being those kids who have daddy’s big contacts and the latter being the ones who have been in the rat race for 3+ years!

Do not dishearten yourself just as yet; you have a third way out. You think you can develop relations with the people you intern with and you may just make it one day. Although, what is one supposed to do when the devil and the deep sea meet you there as well.

Somehow, I am led to believe that one’s CGPA, one’s participation in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities has absolutely no value as compared to those people who always knew that daddy would help them out in the end and they would have a high paying job and a comfortable lifestyle while obviously they partied their way through law school.

I am positive that many students feel this way, and sometimes I wish there was something that could be done about it. I hope that someday, this attitude changes.

Due recognition be given to those who deserve it, as they did struggle during exams, they did their share of moot activity and debates and what not! They are not just looking for a job with a leather seat, a wooden desk and an air-conditioned office space but genuinely are in search of a future, a career!

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