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What do you want to do with your law degree?

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What do you want to do with your law degree?
« on: July 31, 2006, 05:09:16 AM »
Since I plan to practice labor, international, and public interest law, I want to work for the EEOC or a non profit organization.

Re: What do you want to do with your law degree?
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2006, 08:03:55 AM »
Since I plan to practice labor, international, and public interest law, I want to work for the EEOC or a non profit organization.

i want to work in a big firm and eventually get senior enough to help them open a south american office.  aah, pipe dreams.

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Re: What do you want to do with your law degree?
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2006, 11:29:29 AM »
I would like to end up at a corporation (preferably a bank) as general counsel or in their trust department.

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Re: What do you want to do with your law degree?
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2006, 11:37:00 AM »
I would like to work at a big firm in one of their branch offices (denver, san diego, etc.) and eventually become a partner.  From there I would try and be a general counsel for a fortune 500.  I've got about a 1/500 chance of this happening but hey it's still a chance  :) Most likely I'll work at a biglaw firm for a couple years and then lateral into something else (what that is, I don't know)

Re: What do you want to do with your law degree?
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2006, 11:40:19 AM »
I'd like to be a judge; that sounds like a nice gig.

In actuality, though, I'll probably end up in PI in an as-yet-undetermined specialty.  As appealling as the money is, biglaw doesn't appeal to me in any other way and I don't want to be working 80 hour weeks when I'm 30.

spud1987

Re: What do you want to do with your law degree?
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2006, 12:09:30 PM »
I've got about a 1/500 chance of this happening but hey it's still a chance  :)

That certainly is an interesting number that you pulled out of your ass.

Thanks, I figure 1/100 would be too good of a chance and I have a little better chance than 1/1000 so I picked somewhere in the middle.  I'm taking bets if you wanna put some money down. 

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Re: What do you want to do with your law degree?
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2006, 12:09:49 PM »
I want to defend tobacco companies.  

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Re: What do you want to do with your law degree?
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2006, 02:18:41 PM »
I'd like to be a judge; that sounds like a nice gig.

In actuality, though, I'll probably end up in PI in an as-yet-undetermined specialty.  As appealling as the money is, biglaw doesn't appeal to me in any other way and I don't want to be working 80 hour weeks when I'm 30.

PI attorneys sometimes have to work hard, especially before trials. You have to find a scary-looking neck brace for your client, locate expert witnesses to say what you need them to, and don't forget the fees for jury consultants.


spud1987

Re: What do you want to do with your law degree?
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2006, 02:49:08 PM »
I'd like to be a judge; that sounds like a nice gig.

In actuality, though, I'll probably end up in PI in an as-yet-undetermined specialty.  As appealling as the money is, biglaw doesn't appeal to me in any other way and I don't want to be working 80 hour weeks when I'm 30.

PI attorneys sometimes have to work hard, especially before trials. You have to find a scary-looking neck brace for your client, locate expert witnesses to say what you need them to, and don't forget the fees for jury consultants.



Ya, there's definately some money in PI but I wouldn't want to do it.  I'd rather work in biglaw.

Re: What do you want to do with your law degree?
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2006, 10:47:20 AM »
I'd like to be a judge; that sounds like a nice gig.

In actuality, though, I'll probably end up in PI in an as-yet-undetermined specialty.  As appealling as the money is, biglaw doesn't appeal to me in any other way and I don't want to be working 80 hour weeks when I'm 30.

PI attorneys sometimes have to work hard, especially before trials. You have to find a scary-looking neck brace for your client, locate expert witnesses to say what you need them to, and don't forget the fees for jury consultants.


PI as in "public interest" not PI as in "that lawyer that advertise dog bite defense on the back of the phonebook".