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lisjjen
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Existential Angst

Postby lisjjen » Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:35 am

So I came to law school to do policy stuff. Regulatory advisement, administrative law, government contracts, etc. I have worked on the Hill and my Dad works in environmental law. It's basically the only reason I came to law school. Now I'm finding I kinda enjoy Real Estate, I am getting some great connections in it, and Texas is one of the few states in the union with a strong and expanding Real Estate market.

So I know what I do my first summer out has no bearing on what I do my second summer and after school, but the time will eventually come when I have to make a choice. Do I go with what I've always loved or something new? Is there any way to do both? Like at the same time as a practicing lawyer. Or maybe focusing my career on one and then moving on to another?

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Re: Existential Angst

Postby bceagles182 » Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:42 am

You don't need to make this decision until you have offers in hand in both fields.

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Re: Existential Angst

Postby lisjjen » Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:48 am

bceagles182 wrote:You don't need to make this decision until you have offers in hand in both fields.


(a) Maybe if I was just kicking back and waiting for CSO to do all the legwork for me but since I'm not I'm trying to gauge where to invest my efforts and (b) I could take a gig in a big TX city doing Real Estate transactional work this summer or go do a legal fellowship for a Rep in Washington DC (c) this is my 1000th comment.

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Re: Existential Angst

Postby kapital98 » Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:59 am

Having Real Estate experience is not bad for working in policy. It will give you an on-the-ground perspective when thinking about policy in the future. You'll know what you're talking about because you've seen it in action.

I'm saying this in case you plan on a career change in 5 years. Policy isn't out of the question.




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