StewartG wrote: TaipeiMort wrote:
StewartG wrote:Are there any good reasons for going to law school for people who don't want to be lawyers?
Go into management consulting for Mckinsey or Bain right out of a T6 law school.
Interesting! Do consulting firms actively recruit JDs? And at T6 schools?
Yes. 1-2% of top school graduating classes head into management consulting either with Bain or Mckinsey. I haven't heard of anyone going to slightly less prestigous firms like LEK or Monitor, but it may happen.
Starting salary is slightly lower (130k vs. 160k), but salary growth potential is much higher. Also, the work you do may be more interesting initially (make a powerpoint to tell a German toy manufacturer why their company is losing income vs. writing too many briefs and having to wait several years for real action at a biglaw firm). Also, hours are different, while many Biglaw firms have consistenly crappy hours, management consultants may have two random weeks every once in a while "on call" where they get to have free time until another project comes up. However, they also some weeks where they are with a client and work 130 hours.