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In House counsel vs. Firm
« on: December 04, 2007, 02:10:14 PM »
...any thoughts?
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Re: In House counsel vs. Firm
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2007, 02:58:53 PM »
In house counsel.
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Re: In House counsel vs. Firm
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2007, 03:05:59 PM »
I'd say biglaw partner, but I'd go in-house if there were the chance of becoming CEO, COO, or something.  Or if, like Judge Luttig, you get a sweet gig as in-house counsel at a huge company like Boeing.

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Re: In House counsel vs. Firm
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2007, 03:15:05 PM »
could you do this right out of law school? or do u need to practice first?
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Re: In House counsel vs. Firm
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2007, 05:11:03 PM »
Depends on the company.  Some companies have mini in-house law firms.  PG, for example, even hires 1Ls to work in their in-house legal dept.  Most companies want experience.

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Re: In House counsel vs. Firm
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2007, 08:17:00 PM »
could you do this right out of law school? or do u need to practice first?

practice first is the general rule. usually about 3 to 4 years of firm experience is required
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