starry eyed wrote:UVAIce wrote:This all just reminds me that if I wash out of big law my plan is to go into IT. The problem with law, at least for our generation, is that if you trip up at any stage of the process you're essentially hosed. You have to go to the right law school (do well on the LSAT), do relatively well while you're at the right law school, interview well at your law school's OCI, get an offer over the summer, do relatively well as a young associate so you have some kind of stable exit options. Oh, and if at any point and time during this process the economy crumbles, the firm you chose decides to implode, or any other black swan out of our control then you're stock with a lot of debt and fairly meager job opportunities.
To put this in statistical terms, let's say that you have an 80% chance of being successful at every stage of the process, which is probably being a little too optimistic. For this five stage process, you have a roughly 33% chance of making out like a bandit. I would not gamble at that casino - but wait, I have!
I think people who want to be attorneys should go to law school; it should not be your backup plan to make $$$ because your undergrad degree didn't pan out. There are other options that are both cheaper and have a higher probability of leading to $$.
meh. i'm sure I would rather be a city prosecutor/small law entrepreneur/bottom-barrel legal job than IT or any comparable technical job.
I always thought the kind of people who go into IT are the exact opposite of those that go into law in that they like more technical/analytical stuff and don't have to worry so much about writing, interpretation, rhetoric, business, deals, etc.
$$ should not be the main objective in whatever career you choose.
Want money? be a bartender for a few years and save up 50k. buy a subway, collect the 50-80k in profit per year until you can buy more subways, rinse and repeat.
Have you ever seen what a city prosecutor/small law entrepreneur/doc review guy has to do?
I also love your business strategy, here is mine: buy out of the money puts one year our, market crashes, profit.