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Re: Why Big Law?

Postby Renzo » Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:58 pm

EijiMiyake wrote:Hm, not sure I agree that the subject matter is completely different.

For litigation, trial attorneys for the regulatory agencies are very much dealing with the same subject matter as defense attorneys. That is, the DOJ attorneys that tried the Microsoft antitrust case were doing the same work as the attorneys who defended Microsoft.

It's definitely different for transactional work - except in special circumstances like in 2008 when the Treasury attorneys were pretty involved in all of the private-sector deals.

I just went through the whole thread, and I still can't figure out what you're talking about.

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Re: Why Big Law?

Postby mpasi » Tue Apr 27, 2010 3:04 pm

I would do it to pay down my debt, but my real interest is in government and advocacy. I would like to go into public interest law, but as I'm currently shouldering a massive debt from undergrad, that's just not going to cut it. Thankfully, I have no interest in marriage or children, so paying these debts off will be easier. I'm not looking to get rich, I just want to be comfortable, and help out relatives. And may I also add that I'd like to have something to leave the five thousand cats I'll have when I peace out. I can't be a good spinster without an obscene number of cats.

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