Jenner's Paul Smith on Leaving Big Law, and What's Next

Q&A: Firm's appellate chief talks about his new teaching post at Georgetown and part-time post at Campaign Legal Center.

, The National Law Journal


Jenner & Block's Paul Smith said he had been thinking for some time about teaching in a more serious way and writing about his more than 30 years as an appellate lawyer. That opportunity has arrived—and after the election, he said, "it felt like the right thing to do." Smith talks with the NLJ's Marcia Coyle on the decision to leave Big Law, and what's next.

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  • Luke

    This is definitely a daring move... I personally would not leave my law firm because I have heard from this article ( that I would not be able to return if my other pursuits don‘t turn out to be successful

  • Anonymous

    A class act all the way. Best of luck to Mr. Smith.

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