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Leaving The Law & The Louboutins, But Finding Career Fulfillment

Jill Schachner Chanen left the practice of law for the less-than-lucrative career of journalism. In this career advice video, she describes the emotional and financial costs and benefits of that decision.

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Today’s Guest

Legal Journalist Jill Schachner ChanenJill Schachner Chanen
Title: Director of Public Affairs at the John Marshall Law School
City: Chicago, IL
Law School: Loyola University Chicago School of Law in Chicago, IL
Other Post-Graduate School: Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University in Evanston, IL
College: Northwestern University in Evanston, IL
Previous Career: At the time of this interview, Jill was the Assistant Managing Editor of the ABA Journal. Before going into journalism, she worked as a law firm associate.
 

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