May seem like an obvious question, but is it easier to move in-house if one has work experience prior to working at a law firm? Can you go straight from law school? Someone I know was an intern for a pro sports team during college. He took a year off, went to law school, and starting working for the team as a lawyer after he passed the bar. He recently got a huge promotion, general counsel/VP, with zero firm experience. I plan on working for 2 years before I got to law school, then go back and maybe do a JD/MBA program. Will my chances of moving in-house be better with such experience? How does the move in-house usually happen? Strictly who you know? My ultimate goal: going in-house for a sports team or entertainment company. Perhaps working for a mid-size firm for a year or two just for the money and the expereience.