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JayMekk

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In-House Counsel undergraduate major?
« on: March 13, 2012, 09:06:24 PM »
I plan on graduating from my school with a bs/mba in accounting through a 3+2 program.  Afterwards, attend a school for corporate law.  Would this increase my chances of one day becoming an in-house counsel or should i just stick to a regular business job after completing my J.D? 

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Re: In-House Counsel undergraduate major?
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2012, 06:23:19 AM »
don't know why you'd waste 3 years of your life getting a JD if you wanted a regular business job

and I don't know if an MBA would help, and it looks like it would take at least 1 year extra out of your life.

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Re: In-House Counsel undergraduate major?
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2012, 10:41:25 AM »
Although this is probably not always the case, generally, companies hire highly experienced attorneys for in-house positions.  So, chances are not good that one can land an in-house job directly out of  law school.

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Re: In-House Counsel undergraduate major?
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2012, 02:22:46 PM »
I plan on graduating from my school with a bs/mba in accounting through a 3+2 program.  Afterwards, attend a school for corporate law.  Would this increase my chances of one day becoming an in-house counsel or should i just stick to a regular business job after completing my J.D?

Holmes is right.  The path to be in-house counsel is to graduate at the very top of your law school class, get a job with a big firm doing something related to corporations, then after 5 years or so, you quit your $350,000 a year job to take a $130,000 a year job as in-house.  Anything else is completely irrelevant.