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Investment Banking -> Biglaw?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:22 pm

Anyone done this or know someone that has? I've spent almost two years at a bulge bracket bank doing M&A and capital markets in an industry coverage group and am thinking about applying to law school next cycle. I'm confident I can get into a T6 school (3.8/174).

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Re: Investment Banking -> Biglaw?

Postby spyke123 » Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:26 pm

plenty.. too many to count... but why?...

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Re: Investment Banking -> Biglaw?

Postby Pokemon » Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:31 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anyone done this or know someone that has? I've spent almost two years at a bulge bracket bank doing M&A and capital markets in an industry coverage group and am thinking about applying to law school next cycle. I'm confident I can get into a T6 school (3.8/174).



Why leave ib? Unless there is something off with your career this is a bad idea. Biglaw is getting tougher and more commoditized. Even a partner jumps when an ib associate requests something no matter how dumb the request, so why come on our side?

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Re: Investment Banking -> Biglaw?

Postby PeanutsNJam » Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:45 pm

It's possible OP really wants to be a lawyer, and in that case, yeah go to law school, but you have a sweet gig going and might as well ride that gravy train.

With your numbers and work experience, you have a decent shot at H/S (I'd even apply to Y), but I would highly recommend taking the inevitable full ride from a T10/T13 (no real difference nowadays) over HYS/T6.

More importantly, why do you want biglaw? Why do you want to become a lawyer? If you can't provide a satisfactory answer, the best advice anyone can give you is don't go to law school (biglaw isn't any better than investment banking).

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Re: Investment Banking -> Biglaw?

Postby dailygrind » Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:52 pm

Eh, if a guy from IB came to big law, he would be highly sought after for deals for the insight he'd have into what the client wants. I could see it being a great set up for partnership. The major question here is why? Fuck, 3 years of school, starting over and learning a new skillset, then sitting through the grind of potentially years of big law.

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Re: Investment Banking -> Biglaw?

Postby dabigchina » Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:07 pm

Wouldn't TCR be to go buyside and make stupid money?
Assuming recruiting didn't go well this time around, couldn't OP just get an MBA, schmooze for a couple of years, and then go buyside and make stupid money?

I gotta admit I don't understand the thinking.

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Re: Investment Banking -> Biglaw?

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:12 pm

Hey OP - 0Ls aren't allowed to ask questions in this forum. I'd move this to the Ask a Law Student/Grad forum, but there's no anon function there, so I'm locking this. Feel free to ask again in that forum.



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