Law School Discussion

Transactional vs. Litigation

Transactional vs. Litigation
« on: June 23, 2009, 07:22:43 PM »
Does anyone have any experience/input with tranasactional law practice compared to litigation. I'm interested in how much research,writing etc. goes into tranactional work and any opinions on pursuing this as opposed to litigaion.

Re: Transactional vs. Litigation
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2009, 08:31:01 PM »
Does anyone have any experience/input with tranasactional law practice compared to litigation. I'm interested in how much research,writing etc. goes into tranactional work and any opinions on pursuing this as opposed to litigaion.

I know you are looking for an answer, but, this isnt a question people can really answer for you.  You are going to have to try both and see what you enjoy more.  As with anything, the amount of writing, research, etc, depends a lot on what level you are at and where you go to work.  Many big firms will put younger associates on doc review (lit) or due diligence (transactional) that involves very little real thinking/legal skills.  It all depends.  Go somewhere during one of your summers that offers you an opportunity to do both and try both out.  You never know what you will like.  I ended up practicing in a field I never even considered in the past.

Re: Transactional vs. Litigation
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2009, 11:35:41 PM »
transactional's harder to get into right now, I hear.