Are you a pretty lawyer?

A lot of legal news-watching blogs this week are discussing a story in The Economist which talks about research in the correlation between beauty and intelligence and financial success.  The part of the article that has everyone’s keyboards clicking is this:

Dr [Daniel] Hamermesh looked at the careers of members of a particular (though discreetly anonymous) American law school. He found that those rated attractive on the basis of their graduation photographs went on to earn higher salaries than their less well-favoured colleagues. Moreover, lawyers in private practice tended to be better looking than those working in government departments.

Interesting.  I guess maybe I should put more of an effort to put on makeup for work.  I really should.  I just haven’t been able to find a foundation that matches my skin tone!!

Ah well, we can’t all be gorgeous.  Both Justice Ginsburg and I still managed to find great lawyer-husbands though, so really, isn’t that more important than financial success?

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