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Concordia University School of Law

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Lawyers and Happiness

Ezra Klein has a post concerning research on laywers and depression.  He cites to an article in the New York Magazine which states, 

Lawyers are 3.6 times more likely to be depressed than members of other professions, and it’s not just because their jobs are more stressful. For most people, job stress has little effect on happiness unless it is accompanied by a lack of control (lawyers, of course, have clients to listen to) or involves taking something away from somebody else (a common feature of the legal system).

 The entire article is an interesting read as long as you don't let it make you re-think too many of your life choices.  [bm]

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