itbdvorm wrote:Anonymous User wrote:I will be working for an ibank (GS/JPM) as an asset manager before I go to law school. I really want to do corporate litigation or M&A work. Is getting my CFA something that would make me more attractive to employers? Is there a big difference between working for the bank for a summer or for 2 years?
I'm not saying you shouldn't apply to law school. But please PM me before you decide to actually go. Because, well, you probably shouldn't.
I am the poster from above that had I-banking experience and a 1L SA spot at a V25 with grades below cut-off.
I am really interested in what your thoughts are on this topic. I made a similar move to the one the poster above me is planning. I can't tell if it will pay off yet but I can tell you I am much happier. I am sort of jaded because I went through the 2008 financial crisis and saw many of my friends get layed off and our bonus structures get cut in half. Still, I was one of the lucky ones. I still had a job and my firm didn't fail but things really aren't the same. The commission structures and lifestyles have changed.
I could talk about it for days but I really want to know what advice you would give to someone like him (it is probably too late for me).