AllTheLawz wrote: Desert Fox wrote:
AllTheLawz wrote:If you hate the sitting in a chair and staring at a screen part then you will hate somewhere around 80% of all professional jobs.
Also, people need to stop recommending consulting as an alternative career to Biglaw. It isn't. Those jobs are looking for people with top undergrad credentials/SAT scores and they are mostly looking for people with a business background or engineers. Random guy from V10 is not getting the gig that BCG recruits for at law schools.
1) I'd imagine a lot of those v10 guys do have top ug creds and SAT scores.
2) Why would they want top UG/SAT but not top law school/LSAT?
3) They recruit at the t14, and I've heard it isn't that hard to get.
1) Except they are hiring for case managers (or the equivalent) or investment analysts (in the case of investment groups) so they aren't just grabbing random PoliSci majors off the sidelines like they do for analysts.
2) I said I dont know how they use it for case managers but I know for a fact they ask for SAT/ACT and sometimes dont ask for LSAT scores.
3) I am at H and last year McKinsey offered a grand total of 3 of the 17 they called in for a second round interview (at a school that has a major JD/MBA program). I know for a fact that one of those 3 was an engineer.
Also, I used to work with a team made up of former case managers from multiple top consulting firms and have discussed the recruiting process in depth.
SAT/LSAT, they want both, and specifically, they want kids who crushed the math portion of the test. Also, they'd rather have a T10 engineering kid come in than a T10 law student. I know plenty of V10 kids, and im sure they all have the credentials to get a 1st round interview at M, but this mens absolutely nothing. These jobs are not easy to get at all. 1 kid at my T14 got an offer at M last year out of 15 that were given 2nd round interviews. These jobs are not given to people based on grades, scores, schools, because those things just get you in the door. The case interview method is rigorous and takes most a long time to get used to it, especially if you havent done math in 3 years. Additionally, most top consulting firms don't recruit at law schools, M is the only one that actively does. Maybe BB does at HYS, but not at my school.
I can't speak for finance or banking, but I would imagine those are very hard to get out of law school