This is an appeal to your generation, the generation struggling to make the prolonged and stressful transition from law student to seasoned attorney. This evolution can be painfully despiriting, and I hope that my little sermon will provide ideas on how to transform a potentially grueling struggle for sustenance into a genuine labor of love. My sources stem from divergent roots, both Eastern—Buddhist with pinches of Hindu—and Western— ranging from Platonic to perhaps the moronic. I make no pretense of being an expert in any philosophical school, and I have no desire to indoctrinate others. To the contrary, I aspire merely for my reflections on Eastern visions and Western voices to be a catalyst in spawning your own ideas on creating joy and fulfillment in the valley of law.
John W. Teeter, Jr., Eastern Visions, Western Voices: A Sermon on Love in the Valley of Law, 53 Clev. St. L. Rev. 429 (2005-2006)