JG Hall wrote: NotMyRealName09 wrote:
ZXCVBNM wrote:I'm trying to decide between practicing corporate law or litigation. I'll be a summer associate at a V10 firm and have no clue which area to go into. I am interested in hearing pro's and con's of both areas. Which area has more exit opportunities? Better hours? More interesting work? Anything else you think is relevant. (If this thread exists I apologize)
Do you want to go to court? The answer to that answers your question.
dude, look at Vault 6-10. so doesn't matter.
Yeah, I'm not at a firm like those. I make six figures at a firm with around 210 attorneys nationwide, but I get to write motions for summary, draft discovery requests and responses and miscellaneous motions, and attend hearings having only graduated last year. The world is interesting. I know of a girl in my local legal market, similar job as mine but her fiancée lives in N.Y. at a biglaw type firm. He gets paid out the ass but sits in a conference room and bills 10 hours a day, every day, doing doc review. I'm not 100% sure I'd trade places with him. 4 years from now, who will know more about actual lawyering? I'm not sure. He'll be richer, but C.O.L. in N.Y. eats some of that. And if he ever loses his job, he was a document monkey, what is his marketable skill other than his pedigree? Thats counts for a lot, sure, but its not the golden ticket it used to be.