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by Susan Liebel |

9 Things I Wish They Had Taught Me in Law School (Lesson 7)

 nine thingsDon't be Intimidated.

It is so very easy to let the wealth of experiences others possess in this profession make you feel small and awkward and inept. It doesn't help when the profession as a whole reinforces your fears.  But you can't let yourself be intimidated.  Every single person who has more experience than yourself didn't have that experience when they started out. Yet, somehow they managed to acquire the experience they needed (and trust me, only a small percentage acquired it from Big Law) and it wasn't from being intimidated. It wasn't running from the challenge, it was dealing with the challenge. It was from embracing #5 and #6. It's your turn.

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