Class of 2011 - what are your (short-term) career plans?

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Class of 2011 - what are your general career plans (short-term)?

Biglaw - I'm paying off those loans right away, baby!
29
50%
Mid/Small firm
7
12%
Solo practioner - Lone wolf for life.
0
No votes
Other business-related, e.g. in-house counsel, etc.
1
2%
Public Interest (in the broadest sense other than government - e.g. ACLU, nonprofit, low income legal service, thinktank, etc.)
8
14%
Government (e.g. DOJ, military, etc.)
10
17%
Further degree/academic fellowship - I'm staying in school a little longer.
0
No votes
Academia - teaching the next generation.
0
No votes
Other (e.g., non-law entrepeneur, etc.)
1
2%
I plan to be unemployed for the first few years out of law school (e.g. taking the bar exam 5+ times, taking care of/having a kid, just being a bum, etc.)
2
3%
 
Total votes: 58

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Lothar
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Class of 2011 - what are your (short-term) career plans?

Postby Lothar » Thu Apr 24, 2008 1:20 pm

Class of 2011, what are your general short-term career plans (i.e., the first few years out of law school)?

Just want take a demographic poll prior to starting our 1L (which will be soon for some of us, with Michigan summer starting just around the corner), so we can come back in a year and reflect. Maybe you'll be well on your way to being all you wanted to be and can be proud. Maybe you will have received a dose of reality and change your plans. Maybe a professor will really inspire you and point you in another directioin. Maybe you'll get straight As and academia may be a realistic possibility. Who knows what 1 year in law school will do to our plans?

I'm looking at short-term plans because, for example, some people plan to go into biglaw to pay off loans then do something else after 5 years (ha, we'll see if that actually happens :P) , etc.

(if you're planning on a clerkship, note what you want to do after the clerkship)

-Lothar

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underdawg
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Re: Class of 2011 - what are your (short-term) career plans?

Postby underdawg » Thu Apr 24, 2008 2:31 pm

Biglaw for a while, then hopefully something better later.

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Lothar
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Re: Class of 2011 - what are your (short-term) career plans?

Postby Lothar » Thu Apr 24, 2008 9:38 pm

ummm...I thought there were at least a couple of idealistic public interest people going in...are you all disillusioned before even starting? :P

-Lothar

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CampbellRh
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Re: Class of 2011 - what are your (short-term) career plans?

Postby CampbellRh » Thu Apr 24, 2008 9:44 pm

Biglaw--how else am I going to pay my mortgage-payment-a-month student loans?

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publicservant101
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Re: Class of 2011 - what are your (short-term) career plans?

Postby publicservant101 » Fri Apr 25, 2008 1:25 pm

just got a full-tuition public interest scholarship from loyola --so it's for sure gonna be public interest for me right away!!! no loans to deal with :P



btw lothar i think that is the largest rabbit i have EVER seen. it reminds me of a jack-o-lope :P




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