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Remove please. Thanks for the responses.

Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:50 am
by PriOSky
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Re: do you choose corporate law?

Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:55 am
by Cavalier
Each firm has a magical hat that they make you put on the first day you begin working. After taking anywhere from a few seconds to several minutes, the hat will bellow "LITIGATION!" or "CORPORATE!" or occasionally "TAX!" and that's where you'll be assigned.

Re: do you choose corporate law?

Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:57 am
by maxm2764
Cavalier wrote:Each firm has a magical hat that they make you put on the first day you begin working. After taking anywhere from a few seconds to several minutes, the hat will bellow "LITIGATION!" "GRYFFINDOR!" or "CORPORATE!" "SLYTHERIN!" or occasionally "TAX!" "RAVENCLAW!" (nobody wants to be in Ravenclaw) and that's where you'll be assigned.


FTFY.

Re: do you choose corporate law?

Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:58 am
by PriOSky
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Re: do you choose corporate law?

Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:32 am
by TTH
PriOSky wrote:It is ok to talk about having a specific interest in corporate law and wanting to practice corporate law in the personal statement?


You don't write personal statements to law firms. You can indicate interest in a practice group in your cover letter, sure.

Re: do you choose corporate law?

Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:33 am
by BlueDiamond
corporate law CHOOSES YOU

Re: do you choose corporate law?

Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:40 am
by PriOSky
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Re: do you choose corporate law?

Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:42 am
by TTH
PriOSky wrote:What I meant was, would indicating an interest in corporate law in the personal statement be a turnoff for adcomms because I don't get to choose my practice area after I graduate? Or would it not matter?


The personal statement, as long as it's well written, isn't going to help you. If there were grammatical or spelling errors it could certainly hope. if anything, not writing about wanting to save the world might be refreshing to an adcomm.

Re: do you choose corporate law?

Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:45 am
by Patriot1208
PriOSky wrote:What I meant was, would indicating an interest in corporate law in the personal statement be a turnoff for adcomms because I don't get to choose my practice area after I graduate? Or would it be something that I could write about if I'm genuinely interested in corporate law?

did you think this was serious?

Cavalier wrote:Each firm has a magical hat that they make you put on the first day you begin working. After taking anywhere from a few seconds to several minutes, the hat will bellow "LITIGATION!" or "CORPORATE!" or occasionally "TAX!" and that's where you'll be assigned.

Re: do you choose corporate law?

Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:50 am
by stratocophic
maxm2764 wrote:
Cavalier wrote:Each firm has a magical hat that they make you put on the first day you begin working. After taking anywhere from a few seconds to several minutes, the hat will bellow "LITIGATION!" "GRYFFINDOR!" or "CORPORATE!" "SLYTHERIN!" or occasionally "TAX!" "RAVENCLAW!" (nobody wants to be in Ravenclaw) and that's where you'll be assigned. Or, if you're a huge nerd, IP! HUFFLEPUFF!


FTFY.
FTFY

Re: do you choose corporate law?

Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:57 am
by nigelfrost
PriOSky wrote:What I meant was, would indicating an interest in corporate law in the personal statement be a turnoff for adcomms because I don't get to choose my practice area after I graduate? Or would it be something that I could write about if I'm genuinely interested in corporate law?


I think you can balance it out by following the sentence indicating your interest in Corporate Law with a sentence that says (in essence) "I am interested in paying the maximum amount to attend your law school."

Chicks AdComms dig that.

Re: do you choose corporate law?

Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 1:12 pm
by tea_drinker
TTH wrote:
PriOSky wrote:What I meant was, would indicating an interest in corporate law in the personal statement be a turnoff for adcomms because I don't get to choose my practice area after I graduate? Or would it not matter?


The personal statement, as long as it's well written, isn't going to help you. If there were grammatical or spelling errors it could certainly hope. if anything, not writing about wanting to save the world might be refreshing to an adcomm.


+1. And adcom don't care if you have a 170+ LSAT and 3.9+ GPA.

Re: do you choose corporate law?

Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:33 pm
by fundamentallybroken
tea_drinker wrote:
TTH wrote:
PriOSky wrote:What I meant was, would indicating an interest in corporate law in the personal statement be a turnoff for adcomms because I don't get to choose my practice area after I graduate? Or would it not matter?


The personal statement, as long as it's well written, isn't going to help you. If there were grammatical or spelling errors it could certainly hope. if anything, not writing about wanting to save the world might be refreshing to an adcomm.


+1. And adcom don't care if you have a 170+ LSAT and 3.9+ GPA.


I found that including how I like to make people cry in my PS helped me out most of all. (Of course, I had requisite spelling/grammar errors, and said I wanted to go to law school irregardless of the economy, so those might of been factors too.)

Re: do you choose corporate law?

Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:42 pm
by 09042014
tea_drinker wrote:
TTH wrote:
PriOSky wrote:What I meant was, would indicating an interest in corporate law in the personal statement be a turnoff for adcomms because I don't get to choose my practice area after I graduate? Or would it not matter?


The personal statement, as long as it's well written, isn't going to help you. If there were grammatical or spelling errors it could certainly hope. if anything, not writing about wanting to save the world might be refreshing to an adcomm.


+1. And adcom don't care if you have a 170+ LSAT and 3.9+ GPA.


170 OR 3.8+

Re: do you choose corporate law?

Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:02 pm
by Veyron
Patriot1208 wrote:
PriOSky wrote:What I meant was, would indicating an interest in corporate law in the personal statement be a turnoff for adcomms because I don't get to choose my practice area after I graduate? Or would it be something that I could write about if I'm genuinely interested in corporate law?

did you think this was serious?

Cavalier wrote:Each firm has a magical hat that they make you put on the first day you begin working. After taking anywhere from a few seconds to several minutes, the hat will bellow "LITIGATION!" or "CORPORATE!" or occasionally "TAX!" and that's where you'll be assigned.


TBF, the post contains an element of truth.

Re: do you choose corporate law?

Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:06 pm
by glitched
Cavalier wrote:Each firm has a magical hat that they make you put on the first day you begin working. After taking anywhere from a few seconds to several minutes, the hat will bellow "LITIGATION!" or "CORPORATE!" or occasionally "TAX!" and that's where you'll be assigned.


everybody wants tax law.... EVERYBODY. Or they should.

Re: do you choose corporate law?

Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 12:05 pm
by nealric
everybody wants tax law.... EVERYBODY. Or they should.


Tax is the king of biglaw practice groups for jr. associates.

No doc review.
No due diligence.
No spending all night looking for typos and misplaced commas.

You do real, substantive work from day one. The best part is, everyone chooses corp or lit because they think tax is "boring". Suckers.

Re: do you choose corporate law?

Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 12:29 pm
by sullidop
nealric wrote:
everybody wants tax law.... EVERYBODY. Or they should.


Tax is the king of biglaw practice groups for jr. associates.

No doc review.
No due diligence.
No spending all night looking for typos and misplaced commas.

You do real, substantive work from day one. The best part is, everyone chooses corp or lit because they think tax is "boring". Suckers.


Yeah but ITE is going to look like boom times for you guys when we eventually get that flat tax w/ few/no deductions...

Re: do you choose corporate law?

Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 1:02 pm
by nealric
Yeah but ITE is going to look like boom times for you guys when we eventually get that flat tax w/ few/no deductions...


That will happen around the time we reduce the national debt to zero.

Re: do you choose corporate law?

Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 1:12 pm
by sullidop
nealric wrote:
Yeah but ITE is going to look like boom times for you guys when we eventually get that flat tax w/ few/no deductions...


That will happen around the time we reduce the national debt to zero.


Yeah, I chuckled when I typed my original post. I'm just jealous of the tax lifestyle.

Re: do you choose corporate law?

Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 1:28 pm
by buckilaw
nealric wrote:
everybody wants tax law.... EVERYBODY. Or they should.


Tax is the king of biglaw practice groups for jr. associates.

No doc review.
No due diligence.
No spending all night looking for typos and misplaced commas.

You do real, substantive work from day one. The best part is, everyone chooses corp or lit because they think tax is "boring". Suckers.


How much less taxing is tax than corp or lit? Serious question, tax looks kind of interesting.