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Pros/Cons going law school straight to in house

Postby ezjojo30 » Thu Aug 11, 2016 1:28 am

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Re: Pros/Cons going law school straight to in house

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 11, 2016 2:52 am

then stay as long as you can. but my friend who is a senior lit associate at a v50 firm said his firm and other large firms rarely hire senior level laterals even if they ask for midlevel pay. if you stay for too long, you might be pigeon holing yourself. 3 yrs should be fine though. so keep that in mind.

ps - so many jobless ppl at T30 schools and better. count your blessings.

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Re: Pros/Cons going law school straight to in house

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 11, 2016 4:39 am

do both: take the offer and do 3l recruiting. problem solved.

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Re: Pros/Cons going law school straight to in house

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 11, 2016 9:04 am

ezjojo30 wrote:So I struck out at OCI from a t30 top 20%. Ended up in house in my target market at a decent sized privately held company. Ended up getting an offer. While I am not too worried about job security right now (every attorney has been with the company 3+ years) I am a little more leery about what it will do to my career down the road. Say I leave this company in 5+- years for whatever reason what sort of market is there for an attorney with strictly in house experience and no firm training?

I know someone will say who cares what alternative do you have? I am asking because I am trying to decide whether to put all my eggs in one basket and take the offer or whether I should try and grind it out through 3LOCI and mass mail.

For what it's worth I am more than happy with going in house. Still make 6 figures and work 40-50 hours a week and it's a great fit.


I don't think this is a big deal. Lots of biglaw folks really want to go in-house and don't have the experience. Sure, it's unlikely that you'll get into biglaw, but your in-house experience will be highly valued. You can certainly look at some Lawyer Whisperer columns for reinforcement, but you're going to get good training, have a good name on your resume, and presumably have a transferable skillset to other companies. So it's actually a really great situation!



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