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The Happy Lawyer Project is an inspirational podcast for young lawyers looking to find happiness in life with a law degree. Each episode provides the tips, advice, encouragement and inspiration you need to craft a life and career you love. Welcome to the Happy Lawyer Project!

Mar 21, 2019

Ready to get one step closer to your dream legal job? Listen up happy lawyers and meet Rachel Tessa Gezerseh. Rachel is an adjunct professor and a partner at boutique litigation firm in LA and now also an author! Rachel wrote The Law Career Playbook: The Guerrilla Guide to Getting a Legal Job You Actually Like. On today’s show we dive into the details of what she learned about taking control of your career and getting your dream job. At the very least, after this inspirational and practical episode, you’ll be able to find a job that you can at least tolerate that will move you towards that dream legal job. Enjoy the many practical tips that will give you so much value for your life as a happy lawyer.


What you’ll learn:


  • Rachel’s journey in the law
  • What inspired Rachel’s book, The Law Career Playbook
  • The big thing law schools aren’t teaching their students
  • The secret to Rachel’s class and 100 percent student success rate
  • Methods for creating successful scripts
  • The must-include question to ask when building your network
  • 1 actionable tip to start moving towards your dream job




  1. How do you deal with indecision?
  2. How do you prioritize your own happiness?
  3. What is a mindset shift that transformed your life?
  4. Name a book that has inspired your journey.
  5. What do you think separates lawyers who are happy to lawyers who struggle to find happiness in life with a law degree?


Fan Question: Is there something new lawyers should be doing when they are trying to build a network within a new space?




Thank you for all of those that came out to the Miss JD conference, it was so great to meet some of you there! Next up, I’ll be in DC for Galcon. If you will be attending be sure to  instagram or email me and let me know! Tickets are on sale until April 5th, so head over to to get your tickets and join us!


BIG Shout out to mia555 she left a wonderful review on apple podcast:


“This podcast has changed my life. As an example, inspired by this podcast, my husband and I have delved into the personal finance world and are finally strategizing for our future. There are so many other examples though. I work in government and have taken something valuable away from every episode even the ones that were geared towards big law. All lawyers should listen to this podcast.”


Thank you Mia, that means so much to me. This podcast is a labor of love and when I get messages like this one it really makes it feel worth it. The best way to show support for the podcast is to leave a rating and review on iTunes. So if you too get value from this labor of love, please let me know, I love hearing from you!


Best Advice for Finding Happiness


“The people that you work with will make the difference.”


“The work is hard...but the support and the respect means everything.”


“It’s the people that you work with...the give and take.”




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On LinkedIn:   

On Instagram:  

On Book Website:


Thank you!


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