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yung
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what kind of law do you want to practice and why?

Postby yung » Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:07 am

I'm wondering how I should answer this question when it comes up in my interview? I have a vague idea that I want to do transactional work due to my diverse background and the international aspect of transactional work. i also know that the kind of tranactional work I want to do is cross border M&A however I have no idea why I want to do M & A. In this case should I just answer transactional? or include the M&A aspect. (My interviewer is an M&A lawyer)

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Re: what kind of law do you want to practice and why?

Postby imchuckbass58 » Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:31 am

yung wrote: i also know that the kind of tranactional work I want to do is cross border M&A however I have no idea why I want to do M & A.


Explain. This makes no sense. You just said "I know I want to do M&A, but I have no idea why I want to do M&A."

Are you just attracted the fact that it has "cross border" in the title?

Also, there isn't really such a thing as a specific practice area called "cross border M&A." There is M&A work, and the attorneys in that group will usually do all the deals that the client does, including both purely domestic deals and those with a cross-border aspect.

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Re: what kind of law do you want to practice and why?

Postby fanmingrui » Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:43 am

I am disappoint. I was hoping this thread would allow me to express my interest in international human rights entertainment law.

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Re: what kind of law do you want to practice and why?

Postby descartesb4thehorse » Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:59 am

fanmingrui wrote:I am disappoint. I was hoping this thread would allow me to express my interest in international human rights entertainment law.


I believe the new CR is Law and Behavioral Economics.

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Re: what kind of law do you want to practice and why?

Postby dood » Mon Aug 15, 2011 7:40 am

bird or space law

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Re: what kind of law do you want to practice and why?

Postby swc65 » Mon Aug 15, 2011 7:58 am

What about cross-border M&A appeals to you? If you can tell your interview what this practice entails and why you those things appeal to you, that is a good answer. If it "just sounds cool," you might come across disingenuous. Screeners look out for people paying lipservice to certain practice areas looking for brownie points.

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Re: what kind of law do you want to practice and why?

Postby rayiner » Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:29 am

Pick corporate or lit (or IP). It's all fucking the same after that.

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Re: what kind of law do you want to practice and why?

Postby bport hopeful » Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:30 am

Corporate to help indulge your dreams of bottles and models.

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Re: what kind of law do you want to practice and why?

Postby TTH » Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:41 am

rayiner wrote:Pick corporate or lit (or IP). It's all fucking the same after that.

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Re: what kind of law do you want to practice and why?

Postby Grizz » Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:44 am

In before bird...

Too late.

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Re: what kind of law do you want to practice and why?

Postby reasonable_man » Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:54 am

These threads always rock and are almost always super practical and thus, I am here to observe.




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