What kinds of careers do people have who leave law?

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What kinds of careers do people have who leave law?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jun 29, 2016 5:49 pm

I'm a junior corporate associate in biglaw and it seems to me that I will never be happy as an attorney. I'm not interested in being a litigator and I'm even less interested in business. What do people do when they leave law and have no practical skills? My undergrad degree is in education, so that might be the easiest route, but I'm very curious about others things people have done.

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Re: What kinds of careers do people have who leave law?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 30, 2016 1:27 am

OP you and I are twins. I'm a third year corporate associate and all I can think about is what my exit strategy should be. I haven't thought of anything yet other than going in-house, but ideally I don't want to be practicing law at all.

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Re: What kinds of careers do people have who leave law?

Postby crazycanuck » Thu Jun 30, 2016 1:44 am

Our corporate risk and privacy officer used to be a lawyer.

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Re: What kinds of careers do people have who leave law?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:34 am

I know a guy who became a software programmer....

A lot who quit biglaw to "quit the law" ended up back in law though....when you hear of more success stories, let us know



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