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Ideal Career Trajectory

Postby bcapace » Thu May 07, 2015 3:22 pm

TLS’ers, What do you consider as your ideal or best-case career path to be? For example, T14-->10 years in BigLaw-->Partner, T14 -->3 years in BigLaw-->SEC job, T14-->job in a DA’s office in a Mid-size city-->State Judgeship etc, etc...I may be skipping a few steps here. Please also discuss what your “good-enough” career path would look like. Thanks.

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swampman
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Re: Ideal Career Trajectory

Postby swampman » Thu May 07, 2015 3:28 pm

T14 --> 3 Years Biglaw --> Nervous breakdown, homeless --> Running fish taco stand on a beach in Costa Rica.

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Re: Ideal Career Trajectory

Postby catinthewall » Thu May 07, 2015 4:05 pm

Law School (full scholarship) >> Federal Clerkship >> BigFed Honors Program (stay 10-15 years) >> Federal Bench

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jselson
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Re: Ideal Career Trajectory

Postby jselson » Thu May 07, 2015 4:20 pm

Models ---> Bottles

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baal hadad
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Re: Ideal Career Trajectory

Postby baal hadad » Thu May 07, 2015 4:23 pm

Law school -> ??? -> POTUS

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jselson
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Re: Ideal Career Trajectory

Postby jselson » Thu May 07, 2015 4:26 pm

wife --> mom --> grandma --> advocate --> FLOTUS

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Re: Ideal Career Trajectory

Postby OhBoyOhBortles » Thu May 07, 2015 4:28 pm

T14--->European Masters of Law---> General Counsel for FIFA--->Receiving end of many, many bribes by 2022---> Retiring by 40.

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Re: Ideal Career Trajectory

Postby J9ofDiamonds » Thu May 07, 2015 4:30 pm

jselson wrote:Models ---> Bottles

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baal hadad
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Re: Ideal Career Trajectory

Postby baal hadad » Thu May 07, 2015 4:34 pm

Lsu law -> intelligence agency -> position in the administration -> president/dictator of Russia

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Re: Ideal Career Trajectory

Postby jselson » Thu May 07, 2015 4:54 pm

Dunkin Donuts cashier --> Barista --> Bank teller --> Casino cashier --> Card dealer --> Magician

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Re: Ideal Career Trajectory

Postby acrossthelake » Thu May 07, 2015 4:57 pm

Law school --> ????? --> SCOTUS

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Re: Ideal Career Trajectory

Postby LeDique » Thu May 07, 2015 5:00 pm

On-Topic Poster -> Lounge Poster -> Moderator -> forumadmin

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Re: Ideal Career Trajectory

Postby jselson » Thu May 07, 2015 5:01 pm

xxx ---> LeDique <--- xxx

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Re: Ideal Career Trajectory

Postby ManoftheHour » Thu May 07, 2015 5:05 pm

Law School--> Starting point guard on the Lakers--> NBA Championship--> 3 Peat

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Re: Ideal Career Trajectory

Postby FSK » Thu May 07, 2015 5:12 pm

Law School --> ??? --> MBB --> You're the man now, dawg.

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Re: Ideal Career Trajectory

Postby zot1 » Thu May 07, 2015 7:17 pm

Unranked law school ---> BigFed Honors Program ---> mystery novel author ---> Chopped participant

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Re: Ideal Career Trajectory

Postby sinfiery » Thu May 07, 2015 7:25 pm

Law school --> Big law 5-6 years --> Repay moderate loan amount + Save up 200k-300k for 30 yr 30k Annuity --> At age 30, move to low CoL area and live off 30k/yr annuity while traveling and doing whatever you want* for the 30 years


* - don't have kids
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Re: Ideal Career Trajectory

Postby FSK » Thu May 07, 2015 7:28 pm

sinfiery wrote:Law school --> Big law 5-6 years --> Repay moderate loan amount + Save up 200k-300k for 30 yr Annuity --> At age 30, move to low CoL area and live off 30k/yr annuity while traveling and doing whatever you want* for the 30 years


* - don't have kids


You've got to be able to save more than 300K in 5 years if you get market bonuses (and have no kids). Even with sticker debt....

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Re: Ideal Career Trajectory

Postby Capitol_Idea » Thu May 07, 2015 8:36 pm

t14 -> Biglaw for 5ish years -> consulting/in-house -> retire -> leather fetish gear craftsman and vendor -> scandalous sex-related death

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Re: Ideal Career Trajectory

Postby transferror » Thu May 07, 2015 9:04 pm

T5 school ---> graduate #4 in class ---> 9/2/DC COA clerk ---> V2 firm --->in-house at F1 company ---> 0 fucks

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Re: Ideal Career Trajectory

Postby Hikikomorist » Thu May 07, 2015 9:08 pm

Rich wife ---> Netflix and sushi ---> death.

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Re: Ideal Career Trajectory

Postby Indy16 » Thu May 07, 2015 9:23 pm

Hikkomorist wrote:Rich wife ---> Netflix and sushi ---> death.


This is tcr.

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Re: Ideal Career Trajectory

Postby Hikikomorist » Thu May 07, 2015 9:42 pm

Indy16 wrote:
Hikkomorist wrote:Rich wife ---> Netflix and sushi ---> death.


This is tcr.


If only execution were as easy as planning.




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