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law777
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Market paying jobs that DON'T require copious reading

Postby law777 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:11 am

I'm a 1L and did well first semester, but I am sick of reading.

Are there any jobs that a JD has a good chance at obtaining that pay market or better that do not involve an overwhelming amount of reading? I know it's a broad question but any brainstorming (especially from real world experience) is appreciated.

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Re: Market paying jobs that DON'T require copious reading

Postby c3pO4 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:12 am

law777 wrote:I'm a 1L and did well first semester, but I am sick of reading.

Are there any jobs that a JD has a good chance at obtaining that pay market or better that do not involve an overwhelming amount of reading? I know it's a broad question but any brainstorming (especially from real world experience) is appreciated.


wut is this

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Re: Market paying jobs that DON'T require copious reading

Postby kalvano » Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:13 am

95% of being a lawyer is reading and writing. In some cases, 100%.

You have chosen careers poorly, it would seem.

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Re: Market paying jobs that DON'T require copious reading

Postby Tom Joad » Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:14 am

law777 wrote:I'm a 1L and did well first semester, but I am sick of reading.

Are there any jobs that a JD has a good chance at obtaining that pay market or better that do not involve an overwhelming amount of reading? I know it's a broad question but any brainstorming (especially from real world experience) is appreciated.

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Re: Market paying jobs that DON'T require copious reading

Postby TaipeiMort » Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:20 am

You guys do know that there is more to law than litigation right? I don't know if you can refer to the legal due diligence involved in M&A and capital market transactions as "reading."

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Re: Market paying jobs that DON'T require copious reading

Postby law777 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:21 am

TaipeiMort wrote:You guys do know that there is more to law than litigation right? I don't know if you can refer to the legal due diligence involved in M&A and capital market transactions as "reading."



Could you expound on how much reading is involved in M&A and capital market work?

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Re: Market paying jobs that DON'T require copious reading

Postby romothesavior » Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:22 am

See if you can get on with the NY DA's office. Jack McCoy never seems to read anything!

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Re: Market paying jobs that DON'T require copious reading

Postby c3pO4 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:39 am

romothesavior wrote:See if you can get on with the NY DA's office. Jack McCoy never seems to read anything!


i doubt judge judy reads much eaither

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Re: Market paying jobs that DON'T require copious reading

Postby Tom Joad » Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:48 am

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Re: Market paying jobs that DON'T require copious reading

Postby 3|ink » Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:58 am

A lawyer that doesn't read is like an accountant that doesn't count.

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Re: Market paying jobs that DON'T require copious reading

Postby BeenDidThat » Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:59 am

Reading's only important 'til you know your shit. Then, it's the writing you've got to worry about!

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Re: Market paying jobs that DON'T require copious reading

Postby IAFG » Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:20 am

What exactly do you envision yourself doing all day if not reading? There aren't a lot of white collar jobs that don't essentially look like that...

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Re: Market paying jobs that DON'T require copious reading

Postby dailygrind » Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:38 am

I don't know that Ken spends a lot of each day reading. Look to the land, my friend. And then figure out a way to sell it to someone.

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Re: Market paying jobs that DON'T require copious reading

Postby 09042014 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:16 am

Public Defender. I'm pretty sure you just wing it, and let the Innocent Project fix your mistakes in 20 years.

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Re: Market paying jobs that DON'T require copious reading

Postby Cupidity » Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:14 am

Desert Fox wrote:Public Defender. I'm pretty sure you just wing it, and let the Innocent Project fix your mistakes in 20 years.


Not sure if serious.

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Re: Market paying jobs that DON'T require copious reading

Postby berkeleykel06 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:55 am

Cupidity wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:Public Defender. I'm pretty sure you just wing it, and let the Innocent Project fix your mistakes in 20 years.


Not sure if serious.


Based on my work with the Innocence Project I'm afraid that this too often does appear to be the case.

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Re: Market paying jobs that DON'T require copious reading

Postby spleenworship » Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:20 pm

3|ink wrote:A lawyer that doesn't read is like an accountant that doesn't count.

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Re: Market paying jobs that DON'T require copious reading

Postby 20130312 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:25 pm

Accountants don't count, silly. That's what a calculator or Excel is for.

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Re: Market paying jobs that DON'T require copious reading

Postby dixiecupdrinking » Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:36 pm

"Market or better" meaning $160+? I dunno, those are overwhelmingly going to be desk-jockey jobs. I think your best bet actually is something like DA or PD or other client-focused PI organization, where you spend more time in court and in client meetings because you don't have time to sit and do the legal research on their cases that you ideally would.

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Re: Market paying jobs that DON'T require copious reading

Postby spleenworship » Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:09 pm

InGoodFaith wrote:Accountants don't count, silly. That's what a calculator or Excel is for.


Too bad we don't have something that will read for us like calculators add for us.

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Re: Market paying jobs that DON'T require copious reading

Postby romothesavior » Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:11 pm

spleenworship wrote:
InGoodFaith wrote:Accountants don't count, silly. That's what a calculator or Excel is for.


Too bad we don't have something that will read for us like calculators add for us.

We do. They're called associates. Once you make it rain, you can get a few.

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Re: Market paying jobs that DON'T require copious reading

Postby spleenworship » Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:14 pm

romothesavior wrote:
spleenworship wrote:
InGoodFaith wrote:Accountants don't count, silly. That's what a calculator or Excel is for.


Too bad we don't have something that will read for us like calculators add for us.

We do. They're called associates. Once you make it rain, you can get a few.


:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Market paying jobs that DON'T require copious reading

Postby target » Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:23 pm

kalvano wrote:95% of being a lawyer is reading and writing. In some cases, 100%.

You have chosen careers poorly, it would seem.


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Re: Market paying jobs that DON'T require copious reading

Postby mrloblaw » Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:42 pm

HI GUYS, WHAT CAN I DO WITH MY MD DEGREE THAT DOESN'T INVOLVE BEING AROUND SICK PEOPLE? I HATE SICK PEOPLE.

Sorry, OP. I see a career change in your future.

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Re: Market paying jobs that DON'T require copious reading

Postby D-hops » Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:47 pm

mrloblaw wrote:HI GUYS, WHAT CAN I DO WITH MY MD DEGREE THAT DOESN'T INVOLVE BEING AROUND SICK PEOPLE? I HATE SICK PEOPLE.

Sorry, OP. I see a career change in your future.



Pretty sure a lot of MDs don't deal with sick people. If you are going to bash the OP, at least do it well.




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