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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Most lucrative and prestigious law
« on: April 18, 2007, 04:23:42 PM »
are there ibanks not in new york and do they pay about as much?

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thanks 2nd question: is it possible to get an i-banking job out of undergrad if i dont go to an ivey league school and have a 3.6 gpa?

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im thinking about just doing i-banking instead. any thoughts?

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Most lucrative and prestigious law
« on: April 18, 2007, 01:52:18 PM »
The real question is why would anyone go into law in order to make money?  People who are able to get into law schools are probably able to get into business shools, so if your main concern is to make money, why not go into the private sector (ie: banking, investing, etc)?  I never really could understand why someone would want to be miserable and be a glorified paralegal at a corporate job when they could be getting paid more than that straight from college at a top banking firm.

but isnt it a lot harder to be an investment banker?

My friend is an analyst at Citi, and for a straight-out-of-college job, he makes great money.  He also works 7:00am - past midnight on regular occasions.  Leaving at 2-3am is not out of the ordinary.  I-bankers make lawyers look like slackers.

Do you have to go to an undergad ivey league to get an i-banking job? Or do you need an amazing gpa? I always planned on saving my energy for law school so my gpa is only about a 3.5-3.6 but now im thinkin about i-banking instead. 

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Most lucrative and prestigious law
« on: April 18, 2007, 12:09:55 PM »
So accident attorneys make the most $$$? really?? is there a website that has a breakdown of the legal fields and states the average starting salary?

It depends on how good you are (John Edwards, good ... locals where I live, not so good).

In New York they can make a lot of money (millions).  In the south, they'll make almost no money. 

Accident attorneys are similar to minor league baseball players, sure a few of them will go one to make millions in the pros, but the vast majority either won't make it or will struggle their entire careers.

This is true, but I'm talking more in earnings potential, which for personal injury lawyers can be remarkably high (and higher than the salaries doled out at Wachtell, the highest paying corporate law practice).

Wachtell pays about $145k to first year associates and tags on a 100% bonus so right out of law school you'd make $290k.  I doubt any first year personal injury lawyer makes that much regardless of whether or not his practice had a big win.

Seriously??? how hard is it to get a job at this firm?

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Most lucrative and prestigious law
« on: April 18, 2007, 12:09:10 PM »
The real question is why would anyone go into law in order to make money?  People who are able to get into law schools are probably able to get into business shools, so if your main concern is to make money, why not go into the private sector (ie: banking, investing, etc)?  I never really could understand why someone would want to be miserable and be a glorified paralegal at a corporate job when they could be getting paid more than that straight from college at a top banking firm.

but isnt it a lot harder to be an investment banker?

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Most lucrative and prestigious law
« on: April 18, 2007, 12:08:21 PM »
The real question is why would anyone go into law in order to make money?  People who are able to get into law schools are probably able to get into business shools, so if your main concern is to make money, why not go into the private sector (ie: banking, investing, etc)?  I never really could understand why someone would want to be miserable and be a glorified paralegal at a corporate job when they could be getting paid more than that straight from college at a top banking firm.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Take a Course or No?
« on: April 06, 2007, 09:11:57 AM »
do people really hang out at walmart during weekends at UF?

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I got a @#$# 151 on my first diagnostic yesterday. I got up to a 158 2 months ago so this sucks. Can I still get up to the upper 160's from this class?

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Univ. of Miami anyone?
« on: April 04, 2007, 07:35:47 PM »
Look on craigslist for rooms and shares under housing. they have a ton a places for rent and new every day, thats where i found my place to live for next year.

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