AAAYA (New York City) - Yale Career Panel on the Legal Profession

AAAYA (New York City) - Yale Career Panel on the Legal Profession
Wed, 11/15/2017 - 4:30pm - 5:30pm

New York Chapter
Yale Career Panel - A Candid View of the Legal Profession

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

This event is the twenty-sixth in a series covering different professions.  The concept is to have a diverse panel of lawyers in different areas of the law, who will provide candid views of their profession.  Our three panelists represent different perspectives:  a general counsel, a former law school dean and law partner, and a litigation partner at a private law firm. 

The panel discussion will be conducted in New York City and will be broadcast via an interactive streaming video system.  Yale students and alumni are welcome to come to the New York City location or watch and ask questions via the interactive streaming video system.

Time: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm EST
(The panelists have agreed to stay for an additional 30 minutes from 5:30 pm to 6 pm to answer additional questions.)
Locations and Webinar:
New York Location: Conference Room at Young & Partners, 230 Park Avenue, Suite 1145, New York, New York
Webinar: Streaming video 
Please register for just one venue (New York or the Webinar)


  • Where is the profession heading (good and bad)?
  • How do you get into the profession and what is the typical career path?
  • What are the myths versus the realities?
  • What are the characteristics of people who tend to do well and are happy in the profession?
  • What types of people tend not to do well or end up unhappy and why?
  • If you don’t stay in the profession until retirement, what are the exit routes to other professions?

Leslie Fagen, Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison (Yale BA)
Osamu Watanabe, General Counsel of Moelis & Company (Yale JD)
Joan G. Wexler, Of Counsel,  Schlam Stone & Dolan LLP, Former Dean, Brooklyn Law School (Yale JD)

Moderator and Organizer:
Peter Young, President and Managing Director, Young & Partners (B.A. Economics, Yale; M.S. in Accounting, NYU; M.B.A., Harvard Business School)