Anonymous User wrote:Catharsis&Crumpets wrote:nealric wrote:Catharsis&Crumpets wrote:LaLiLuLeLo wrote:So, does anyone actually LIKE biglaw?
Or have you accepted the shitty lifestyle because you’re willing to accept the sacrifices for the money?
Sure as fuck beats shitlawl with the same amount of sacrifice for less money, so I get why most don't complain. The bigger questions is whether anyone outside of government practice and niche boutiques actually enjoys the practice of law. Not the academic exercise of practicing law, mind you, but the day in and day out. But that's beyond the scope of this thread.
The broader question is who enjoys working in the first place? Most jobs involve some unpleasantness.
True, but I don't know too many accountants getting midnight phone calls from clients regarding their clients' latest, "urgent" brain fart.
On the topic of enjoying a job, who in the world truly enjoys accounting? Accounting has to be the most tedious field. What I hear from people who did accounting before law school is that big 4 accountants work long hours for a lot less pay. The job is absolutely boring, the hours/pay mix is worse.. I don't know what's better about accounting.
The low barrier to entry, significantly less debt to obtain the degree, and better long term job prospects/career longevity, particularly for those who manage to obtain a CPA. You may not earn "fuck you" money, but over 50% of practicing lawyers never will either. Besides, most legal work becomes tedious after you do it for more than a couple of years. Fact patterns become routine, you've got your standard complaint/answer/motion template that you tweak here and there with the occasional memorandum thrown in for spice, and over 90% of cases never go to trial.