The Alcoholic Law Student

Brian Cuban

Brian Cuban

I am often asked if the stress of being a lawyer “caused” me to become an “addicted lawyer.” Here is my answer.

Fall, 1983. I’m officially a first-year law student at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. I am shy and self-conscious. I bring with me the baggage of a drinking problem, an eating disorder (yes, men get eating disorders), and severe body image issues. Students are forming cliques and study groups. Self-doubt and self-loathing are my study companions.

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