Maserati91 wrote:In the most part yes, but if you take an example like boies schiller and flexner, he created it a 237 attorney fir with 10 offices in 14 years.. but he did have a amazing reputation and client base beforehand while in BigLaw
Maserati91 wrote:Person: "GL with that, you know how many people fail.. you have to be extremelyyy lucky"
Me: "I know but I'm gonna work really hard, besides there are plenty of people that did it"
Do you think that you are the only person whose goal is to become an extremely successful lawyer? Or that you're the first person that thought of "work[ing] really hard
"? Or that no one has thought of "running a law firm like a business
" until you? (Clearly you do, since you started this thread) It's not like everyone who goes into the profession sets mediocre goals and expectations for themselves and half-asses their job. A lot of people work their balls off but never make it into Biglaw, or even a T14 school.
Let's see, your 3.5 GPA already puts you at a disadvantage in terms of getting into a school that would be able to get you into a firm like Cravath. You'd need to score in the high 170's (99%+) to have a shot at a T6 school. That's roughly a 25-point increase from your diagnostic. Then, if you did get into a T6 school, you'd need to be above median in a class of extremely smart students to even have a chance of getting a summer job at a V100 firm, hoping that they offer you employment upon graduation. Then, you'd need to be good enough to stick around there for 7+ years working brutal hours in an extremely stressful environment and make partner, which less than 10% of associates do. Assuming you had an outstanding reputation and client base, then you could try to leave and start up your own firm.
My point is, you're better off taking all your money to the casino and plopping it on black or red. Your pipe dreams of driving a Lambo to your cushy law firm in the middle of Manhattan making half a million dollars with a bunch of lawyers working underneath you is cute and everything, but I'd rather bet on me winning the Powerball. HTH