JohannDeMann wrote:jever020 wrote:BigZuck wrote:jever020 wrote:I'm not sure, I've just heard w&l employment is less than stellar.
Business law in virginia is the goal
~$110,000 debt william and Mary
~$50,000 debt washington and lee
What do you mean by business law?
I use that term broadly. Real estate, securities, m&a, startups, business consultation, contracts, corporate, bankruptcy, etc.
Anything in there. Not sure exactly what, as I've yet to have any experience (that's what law school electives, internships are for I reckon)
Those parts of the law that deal with business and not government or crime.
I mean why not just start with the first answer being what I had to get BigZuck to say. If you want to do contracts or real esstate work, go to W&L for free for a small firm and make $60k at graduation maybe. If you want biglaw M&A, retake. Everyone just assumed OP wanted biglaw and then said retake. Not one person mentioned that small law firms did real estate and contract work. That's terrible advice because it's not complete. You may not like my advice, but I present posters with an honest view and honest advice of what is out there and let them make their own decisions. Nothing I said is wrong or could even be viewed as deceitful.
As I said in my post, and which has been confirmed, there are lots of small firm jobs doing contracts and real estate that really aren't hard to get. To expand upon that further for OP, Business consulting doesn't exist in law really so cross that out. Corporate, startups, and bankruptcy exist for plenty of small businesses in small law. But if you want to learn these at a high level with big dollars at stake, biglaw does that. M&A and securities are pretty much biglaw only besides a couple of small boutiques that are unicorn jobs.
You're in law school BigZuck and Brut. You don't know what the fuck you are talking about, and when you guys opine about what jobs exist in the real legal world, it's disastrous without even anecdotal evidence of support.
"You got me to say?" You're incapable of basic reading comprehension or following one line of thought. All I did was start out asking what the OP wanted to do, and pressed the OP to be specific. I really don't think you're all there and, honestly, it seems like you might be a bit on the mentally ill side. This isn't good dude.
Also, you're right that I'm in law school. But, again, I'm struggling to understand what I said that is wrong. I've worked in small firms, I've done/am doing the job search in law school, I've talked to a lot of attorneys. How, specifically, am I not qualified to give very general advice on what the legal market looks like and what, specifically, have I said here (or elsewhere) that's wrong? I genuinely don't want to give bad advice so if I'm doing something wrong then by all means let's correct it.