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Why did you apply to law school?

the original dunson

Re: Why did you apply to law school?
« Reply #40 on: May 25, 2006, 12:51:44 PM »
Let's see, lawyers who do other stuff:

David E. Kelly
Scott Turow
Herb Kelleher
Richard Parsons
Kenneth Chenault

In fact, I even found an article that discusses prominent CEO attorneys:

http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/04_50/b3912101_mz056.htm

I still contend that a law degree is very flexible.

They are not doing those things with or because of their law degree, they are doing them IN SPITE of their law degree.  They cut their losses and ran.

TITCR

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Re: Why did you apply to law school?
« Reply #41 on: May 25, 2006, 12:55:53 PM »
Let's see, lawyers who do other stuff:

David E. Kelly
Scott Turow
Herb Kelleher
Richard Parsons
Kenneth Chenault

In fact, I even found an article that discusses prominent CEO attorneys:

http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/04_50/b3912101_mz056.htm

I still contend that a law degree is very flexible.

They are not doing those things with or because of their law degree, they are doing them IN SPITE of their law degree.  They cut their losses and ran.

TITCR

Not true.  A legal degree is highly regarded in the business world.  Many people come from the legal environment to the Trust Dept, for example.

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Re: Why did you apply to law school?
« Reply #42 on: May 25, 2006, 01:05:10 PM »
Let's see, lawyers who do other stuff:

David E. Kelly
Scott Turow
Herb Kelleher
Richard Parsons
Kenneth Chenault

In fact, I even found an article that discusses prominent CEO attorneys:

http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/04_50/b3912101_mz056.htm

I still contend that a law degree is very flexible.

They are not doing those things with or because of their law degree, they are doing them IN SPITE of their law degree.  They cut their losses and ran.

How can you assert their practicing law was a loss?  Perhaps they used it as a foundation for something else.  In that case, it was an asset that led to an alternative career path.  Perhaps the careers overlap a great deal, and one was unattainable without the other.  All I'm saying is that they had other options available to them in addition to practicing law.  Options that otherwise, may not have been available.

the original dunson

Re: Why did you apply to law school?
« Reply #43 on: May 25, 2006, 02:29:29 PM »
Let's see, lawyers who do other stuff:

David E. Kelly
Scott Turow
Herb Kelleher
Richard Parsons
Kenneth Chenault

In fact, I even found an article that discusses prominent CEO attorneys:

http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/04_50/b3912101_mz056.htm

I still contend that a law degree is very flexible.

They are not doing those things with or because of their law degree, they are doing them IN SPITE of their law degree.  They cut their losses and ran.

TITCR

Not true.  A legal degree is highly regarded in the business world.  Many people come from the legal environment to the Trust Dept, for example.

It's not the legal degree, it is the skills these people have, the JD is just another credential.  Some business jobs do prefer/require it, but the main thing is the skills for most jobsa.

JaimeNina

Re: Why did you apply to law school?
« Reply #44 on: May 25, 2006, 04:15:31 PM »
Let's see, lawyers who do other stuff:

David E. Kelly
Scott Turow
Herb Kelleher
Richard Parsons
Kenneth Chenault

In fact, I even found an article that discusses prominent CEO attorneys:

http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/04_50/b3912101_mz056.htm

I still contend that a law degree is very flexible.

They are not doing those things with or because of their law degree, they are doing them IN SPITE of their law degree.  They cut their losses and ran.

TITCR

Not true.  A legal degree is highly regarded in the business world.  Many people come from the legal environment to the Trust Dept, for example.

It's not the legal degree, it is the skills these people have, the JD is just another credential.  Some business jobs do prefer/require it, but the main thing is the skills for most jobsa.

titcr. Also, many JDs looking for work that does not involve practicing law will tell you that their JD is a hinderance to being able to getting such a job.