Jill writes her observations about working at a law firm. What she has to say strikes me as very wise, particularly:
I learned that it might be wise to be wary of organizations bottom-heavy with young, energetic people and run by a few older people with a lot of money and/or power.
I seriously no longer believe that what doesn't kill people makes them stronger. It can leave them weaker, more cynical, more fearful, smaller, more pessimistic and less able to see real opportunities for good.
And also, everybody's special.....Don't let anybody lure you into a hellish situation because you're special or they're special or hell will make you more special.
Read the whole thing. She gives some questions that are worth considering before you start convincing yourself to ignore some of your misgivings in order to work in a prestigious, luxurious, elite law firm.