Anonymous User wrote:Donkeykongmadness wrote:Anonymous User wrote:Thanks for answering questions!
I come from a startup background (started/sold my own in UG) and also a short amount of time in finance (M&A, PEG, VC) for the 2 years between UG and LS. Now a 1L and would love to handle the Legal side of the coin from here on out, at least for the foreseeable future. How should i approach this with employers in the SV area. One comment I get from a few groups is a concern I would take another opportunity or start another business and to be honest idk how to respond other than saying, I won't. What's your take on that? I think my background would be of benefit to firms in the VC/Startup space because of my past experience, but I'm not sure how to leverage it to a certain degree.
This is where you'll want to say something convincing about why you're in law instead of starting up another venture. You don't want to bash your prior experience, but explain why you're in this boat now. I doubt it will be a problem unless you give off the vibe that you're flighty. If you worked in finance between UG and LS, then that buffers your prior startup experience and works in your favor. I doubt someone will even ask unless you put it prominently on your resume. Use it as a pivot point to explain why you want to work with start-ups and how that gives you a unique perspective.