Ed. note: This is the latest installment in a series of posts from the ATL Career Center’s team of expert contributors. Today, Sunny Choi of Ms. JD interviews lawyers who have found their passion by leaving the law.
Fact: The law isn’t for everyone. Fiction: You have to practice law if you’re a law school graduate.
Sometimes, you just have to leave the law completely and follow the road less traveled in order to find your true passion. I’ve interviewed two former attorneys who were brave enough to venture into the unknown and in the process, discover their passions outside of the law.
MEE-JUNG JANG (New York, NY)
1. What is your current occupation or line of work?
I’m the founder/CEO of a tech startup called Voncierge.com.
2. Did you practice any law after graduating, and if so, where and what did you practice?
I practiced corporate and IP law at Cleary Gottlieb in Manhattan for about two years.
3. What made you decide to completely leave the law and pursue a startup?