elendinel wrote:I don't mean to call you out for this (especially since you did give more information after your original post), but this is like the 3-4th super-vague "I know these options, which is the best option" thread I've personally seen in the last week or so.
Random strangers on the internet can't tell you what will work best for you unless you tell them about yourself and what you're looking for. If you don't know what you're looking for, you, at a minimum, need to figure out your strengths and weaknesses, what you like/don't like about where you are now, and potential avenues for you that you think may be good next steps (depending on the specifics of those avenues). If you don't know these things, you have to figure it out before asking the question.
It's not dumb to ask what ____ job/field is really like; you're never going to get information that is actually useful to you if you don't do this basic inquiry about yourself to inform the responses people give you, though.
So specifically for you, what did you like about the idea of being a trial attorney? What do you find boring/loathsome about corporate law? Do you think the issue you have with corporate law has to do with your tasks, or is it maybe a product of the types of clients you work with/their particular issues? If money was not an issue, what field would you have gone into post law school? Etc.
OP here, thanks for this. My problem isn't the clients, its that I don't find the work engaging making it hard to focus and as a result I make tons of mistakes. This is surely part of being a 1st year, but I cant imagine I'd feel differently drafting an Offering Circular or a DMA.
If money wasn't a consideration, I'd probably want to be an ADA/AUSA.
I guess my fear is that I transfer into litigation without knowing what it's really like and I end up hating that too and am screwed. Maybe I'll ask an older litigator at my firm to get coffee and see.
Again, thanks for the responses. Hopefully some law students read this and consider their course before being a blind sheep led into corporate biglaw.