I want to make a lot of money. T1 with $$ or reapply

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I want to make a lot of money. T1 with $$ or reapply

Postby honestapplicant » Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:48 pm

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Postby bk1 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:49 pm

I want to make a lot of money


Then don't go to law school.

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Re: I want to make a lot of money. T1 with $$ or reapply

Postby St.Remy » Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:51 pm

What do you mean by 170+?

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Re: I want to make a lot of money. T1 with $$ or reapply

Postby Stonewall » Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:51 pm

fortune cookie: "I foresee a big letdown in your future."

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Re: I want to make a lot of money. T1 with $$ or reapply

Postby rayiner » Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:52 pm

Year off and reapply.

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Postby Verity » Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:53 pm

honestapplicant wrote:
Yes, the obligatory witty TLS response

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I like how OP has two total posts, but implies a strong familiarity with the ways of TLS. Something's a-brewin'.....

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Postby bk1 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:53 pm

honestapplicant wrote:Yes, the obligatory witty TLS response

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I'm not being witty. I'm saying that there are far better ways of making a lot of money than playing the biglaw OCI lottery (even at a T14) and then grinding out 60-80 hour weeks in NYC.

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Postby Verity » Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:55 pm

honestapplicant wrote:
Verity wrote:
honestapplicant wrote:
Yes, the obligatory witty TLS response

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I like how OP has two total posts, but implies a strong familiarity with the ways of TLS. Something's a-brewin'.....


Oh I've been around. Not trolling though, just being as honest as I can without revealing enough to be ID'd



Fine. Then get a 175+ and ED to UVA. Or Northwestern if you're old. Then pray.

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Postby bk1 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:57 pm

honestapplicant wrote:You're right, there are

But I'm kind of pigeonholed into this now, and there's no turning back


Since you're not actually attending law school, you aren't actually pigeonholed.

As for somebody who is biglaw or bust, retake/reapply is the obvious answer here.

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Re: I want to make a lot of money. T1 with $$ or reapply

Postby kapachino » Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:57 pm

If you want models and bottles, get an MBA. Law ain't for you.

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Re: I want to make a lot of money. T1 with $$ or reapply

Postby Mike12188 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:58 pm

When did you apply? If you were dead set on T14 you should have ED'd somewhere.

Edit: If you applied before November you should have gotten Cornell and/or GULC RD
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Postby Mike12188 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 4:04 pm

Where are you waitlisted? I've seen a lot of movement on the GULC thread.

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Re: I want to make a lot of money. T1 with $$ or reapply

Postby LettuceBeefRealTea » Tue Apr 05, 2011 4:11 pm

1. Go to the regional school and focus on corporate finance/tax law
2. Start a business with the extra cash/time during the summer before/during your first year
3. ???
4. Graduate and profit

The only way you are going to make real money is starting your own business. It doesn't even have to be that good of an idea or have that much capital behind it. I mean it helps but isn't that important. It gives you a vehicle to cheat the tax system and equity to invest.


Seriously, your chances of making Ju$t Dollaz are very low. I don't think $150k/year while living in NYC or DC while working 80 hrs/week is being wealthy or ahead of the game. I think it is a route for people that are very hard workers and smart, some probably smarter than myself, but don't have the creativity/business sense to break out of a wage.

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Re: I want to make a lot of money. T1 with $$ or reapply

Postby BeautifulSW » Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:51 pm

Profits per partner at the biggest Wall Street firm have occasionally reached the $1 million/year mark. If the OP has any real hope of making partner at such a firm (the chances are tiny) that's "rich" by most people's definition.

But the person who advised the OP to forget law school and do a top rank MBA was exactly right. You cannot conceive of the amounts of money successful investment bankers and securities traders actually make. The really successful ones count their incomes in fractions of a billion dollars per year. That's where the money was before the 2008 Crash and that's where the money has reappeared since.

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Re: I want to make a lot of money. T1 with $$ or reapply

Postby rayiner » Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:46 pm

BeautifulSW wrote:Profits per partner at the biggest Wall Street firm have occasionally reached the $1 million/year mark. If the OP has any real hope of making partner at such a firm (the chances are tiny) that's "rich" by most people's definition.


PPP at the biggest Wall Street firms is $2-$3m.

Chances at making millions of $$ in finance isn't any better than making that much in law. But you do have a better chance of making $500k-$1m for a bit before flaming out.

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Re: I want to make a lot of money. T1 with $$ or reapply

Postby BeautifulSW » Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:23 am

Fair enough. The point remains the same...for the pure pursuit of cash, law school isn't the best choice.



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