My legal life: Murray H Shusterman

Published on: 1 Sep 2014

Senior counsel, Fox Rothschild, Philadelphia

The culture of the people among whom my parents travelled dictated that sons had to pursue a profession, either medicine or law. A lawyer was a Jewish boy who couldn’t stand the sight of blood – otherwise he would have been a doctor, the more respected profession. I was the youngest of four children and I learned to become effective by arguing for my ‘rights’. Both in high school and in college I was on the debating teams. Incidentally, I must confess that even as a young man I couldn’t stand the sight of blood.

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