PatriotP74 wrote:I have nothing against working for someone else, i just would rather work for myself in the end of my career and not for someone else
Important word bolded. Revisit this again when you're 35. Go Biglaw and make money to insure yourself against the likelihood of your startup failing.
those large firms they didn't start from 500 lawyers saying lets start a huge firm, they started small and worked their way up.
Therefore buying $2000 of computer shit is a good investment because every garage techie founds the next Google?
I personally know 2 lawyers who run their own firm, enjoy it, and make decent money at it.
I'm sure the ones who failed are begging to tell everyone about it.
So its not impossible as so many on TLS want to make it seem
Yeah, it is.
of course 95 percent of the people on here also claim to have 179-180 lsat scores.
No, they don't.
I have no hate against the corporations, id love to start my own, to do that you usually need to work for one to learn the ins and outs
Okay, so you're going into Biglaw. I'm with you so far...
i had stated multiple times working for others was my plan to start out with the original question is based on choosing schools based on small firm goals rather than big firm dreams.
Doesn't matter. No school is particularly better for small firm work. Go work in Biglaw. Do well. Develop a good reputation and a client base. The longer you're out of school, the less your school matters.
Yes times change but the fact that some people defy the odds or have the drive to do things others wont doesn't change.
I'm sure 95% of people think they have more "drive" than the average person. And sure, some people defy the odds. But the whole effing point is not to put yourself in a situation where your odds have to be defied in the first place.
I think its the right thing to do to tell people like myself that the odds of anything good coming from starting a firm after school or working for small firms will happen. However its wrong to mock and say that it is impossible and something absolutely no one should ever attempt and if you do its because your the shittiest of the shittiest and because someone works for a big firm they are the best lawyer that can be. There are many variables.
1. It is not impossible to be a successful solo practitioner, it is merely exceedingly rare. Is that better?
2. I'm perfectly willing to say no one should ever attempt it. That is, assuming you have significantly better options (as any 0L does).
3. Working in Biglaw doesn't make you the best, but a majority of the best do work/have worked in Biglaw. And there's a reason for that.