Thursday, February 7, 2008
Posted by Alan Childress
Everyone knows Abe Lincoln was born in Kentucky, but I had forgotten that Louis Brandeis was born there too. Here is a great old post from Kentucky lawyer-blogger Ben Cowgill, 'interviewing' them both about their advice to those entering the legal profession. It is nicely footnoted and thoughtful. It is called Old Wisdom for New Lawyers. One useful exchange:
Cowgill: But I seem to recall that you refused to take vacations as a young lawyer. Did you have a change of heart?
Brandeis: I soon learned that I could do twelve months' work in eleven months, but not in twelve.