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Mar 1, 2018

Okeoma Moronu, JD of The Happy Lawyer Project

The Life of Lawyers vs Doctors

Have you ever wondered how different the professions of Lawyers and Doctors have, especially for women?

Today I chat with Okeoma Moronu, JD who is the host of the Happy Lawyer Project. Okeoma is a lawyer and the host of The Happy Lawyer Project Podcast. Okeoma and I talk about the realities of our own professions, and provide insight into the realities of life as a JD/MD, being a mom, a woman in our chosen professions.

Okeoma graduated from Columbia University School of Law with her J.D. and an LL.M. in International Criminal Law from the University of Amsterdam. Upon graduation she joined the Global Securities group at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, LLP working in both their New York and Singapore offices. She later lateralled to Baker Botts LLP before landing her current position as in-house counsel at an aviation company based in Dallas.  If you want to listen to her show, you can find it at

Today, you will learn:

  • How to get into the profession of being an MD/JD - education, qualification, licensing, internship, entrance exams
  • Student loans and starting salary structure
  • Lifestyle and work/life balance
  • Salary ranges and fee structure
  • Maternity/Paternity leave
  • The mindset needed to thrive in each profession

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