Can you be a ceo or go into Wall Street with a Law Degree?

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Can you be a ceo or go into Wall Street with a Law Degree?

Postby CanIGetAnAmen » Sun May 19, 2013 2:36 am

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Re: Can you be a ceo or go into Wall Street with a Law Degree?

Postby dr123 » Sun May 19, 2013 2:48 am

yea there are CEOs with law degrees but its not exactly something thats at all realistic for a new grad.

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Re: Can you be a ceo or go into Wall Street with a Law Degree?

Postby KingFish » Sun May 19, 2013 2:51 am

The CEO of Goldman went to Harvard Law School.

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Re: Can you be a ceo or go into Wall Street with a Law Degree?

Postby Balthy » Sun May 19, 2013 3:06 am

Historically, Fortune 500s that discovered their CEO had a law degree immediately formed a tribunal and then beheaded them. It's not allowed bro.


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Re: Can you be a ceo or go into Wall Street with a Law Degree?

Postby Balthy » Sun May 19, 2013 3:09 am

^sorry about that. I'm sleepy. The Bank of America CEO was also a lawyer. He worked his way from in-house to the mothafuckinnn throne.

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Re: Can you be a ceo or go into Wall Street with a Law Degree?

Postby Dr. Dre » Sun May 19, 2013 3:19 am

don't go to law school

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Re: Can you be a ceo or go into Wall Street with a Law Degree?

Postby CanIGetAnAmen » Sun May 19, 2013 3:27 am

Dr. Dre wrote:don't go to law school


Like I'm going to listen to you? When the fuk is your new album coming out you [HI I'M THE WORD FILTER. THIS PERSON MIGHT BE A DICK.]?

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Re: Can you be a ceo or go into Wall Street with a Law Degree?

Postby Balthy » Sun May 19, 2013 3:28 am

It would be stupid to ask if it's possible to have a law degree and become a CEO or work on Wall St., so I'm guessing you're really asking if there's a reliable route from JD to CEO or wall st. The answer is no.

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Re: Can you be a ceo or go into Wall Street with a Law Degree?

Postby Dr. Dre » Sun May 19, 2013 3:31 am

CanIGetAnAmen wrote:
Dr. Dre wrote:don't go to law school


Like I'm going to listen to you? When the fuk is your new album coming out you [Hi; this person hates sunshine and kittens and pleasant things in the world]?



I think you were going to call me something bad, but TLS blocked what ever you were going to say...

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Re: Can you be a ceo or go into Wall Street with a Law Degree?

Postby CanIGetAnAmen » Sun May 19, 2013 3:59 am

So would an MBA be an easier route to Wall Street/Ceo?

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Re: Can you be a ceo or go into Wall Street with a Law Degree?

Postby Throttle » Sun May 19, 2013 5:12 am

You can work on wallstreet with a bachelors degree. you can become a CEO with an MBA. No need to drop 150k and waste three years for that.

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Re: Can you be a ceo or go into Wall Street with a Law Degree?

Postby Tekrul » Sun May 19, 2013 8:07 am

Neither route is possible without more social grace than you command.

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Re: Can you be a ceo or go into Wall Street with a Law Degree?

Postby JamesDean1955 » Sun May 19, 2013 8:37 am

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Re: Can you be a ceo or go into Wall Street with a Law Degree?

Postby dawyzest1 » Sun May 19, 2013 8:43 am

JamesDean1955 wrote:
CanIGetAnAmen wrote:So would an MBA be an easier route to Wall Street/Ceo?


Is this a serious question? I call troll (or dumbass).


This could be true, but playing along is a little fun.

Mitt Romney has an HLS JD in addition to his HBS MBA. I guess he got the law degree because he thought he wanted to enter politics someday. I can't imagine it helped him at Bain.

Pat Robertson, the televangelist and adulterous media mogul has a degree from Yale Law School, so maybe that pathway is opened by a law degree too.

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Re: Can you be a ceo or go into Wall Street with a Law Degree?

Postby arizonairish » Sun May 19, 2013 9:43 am

If your sole goal is to be a CEO, do not go to law school.

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Re: Can you be a ceo or go into Wall Street with a Law Degree?

Postby itachiuchiha » Sun May 19, 2013 10:53 am

most people cant even be lawyers with law degrees

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Re: Can you be a ceo or go into Wall Street with a Law Degree?

Postby Clearly » Sun May 19, 2013 11:18 am

KingFish wrote:The CEO of Goldman went to Harvard Law School.

That's like being the captain of the titanic.

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Re: Can you be a ceo or go into Wall Street with a Law Degree?

Postby NoodleyOne » Sun May 19, 2013 12:32 pm

dawyzest1 wrote:
JamesDean1955 wrote:
CanIGetAnAmen wrote:So would an MBA be an easier route to Wall Street/Ceo?


Is this a serious question? I call troll (or dumbass).


This could be true, but playing along is a little fun.

Mitt Romney has an HLS JD in addition to his HBS MBA. I guess he got the law degree because he thought he wanted to enter politics someday. I can't imagine it helped him at Bain.

Pat Robertson, the televangelist and adulterous media mogul has a degree from Yale Law School, so maybe that pathway is opened by a law degree too.

Holy shit. Yale is a TTTT.

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Re: Can you be a ceo or go into Wall Street with a Law Degree?

Postby Gunnar Stahl » Sun May 19, 2013 12:56 pm

If you only want to make a lot of money, or become a CEO/banker, don't go to law school.

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Re: Can you be a ceo or go into Wall Street with a Law Degree?

Postby californiauser » Sun May 19, 2013 1:46 pm

Clearlynotstefan wrote:
KingFish wrote:The CEO of Goldman went to Harvard Law School.

That's like being the captain of the titanic.


Right, because the CEO of Goldman is definitely going to leave the bank in worse shape than when he came in. /sarcasm

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Re: Can you be a ceo or go into Wall Street with a Law Degree?

Postby TaipeiMort » Sun May 19, 2013 1:55 pm

It really varies organization-to-organization. Some orgs have defacto walls which don't let someone onto the business side from the law side.

Other orgs have a lot of lawyers in the top of management, and in-house counsel is a pretty legitimate path to being at the top of the organization.

Some orgs like McKinsey are really friendly to JDs. Once you get in the door there, you are really in a good place to re-enter an org at VP level.

It really depends.


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Re: Can you be a ceo or go into Wall Street with a Law Degree?

Postby prezidentv8 » Sun May 19, 2013 3:59 pm

itachiuchiha wrote:most people cant even be lawyers with law degrees


Credited.

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Re: Can you be a ceo or go into Wall Street with a Law Degree?

Postby Dr. Dre » Sun May 19, 2013 4:03 pm

prezidentv8 wrote:
itachiuchiha wrote:most people cant even be lawyers with law degrees


Credited.

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Re: Can you be a ceo or go into Wall Street with a Law Degree?

Postby rad lulz » Sun May 19, 2013 4:05 pm

Dr. Dre wrote:
prezidentv8 wrote:
itachiuchiha wrote:most people cant even be lawyers with law degrees


Credited.




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