Unhappy T-14 Graduate or Hard Working T3/T4 Graduate?

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Unhappy T-14 Graduate or Hard Working T3/T4 Graduate?

Postby rondemarino » Fri Sep 04, 2009 11:58 am

Hat tip: ATL (LinkRemoved)

That is the question.

An excerpt....

Interviews with lawyers in this group reveal that they do not want to work the long hours generally required at law firms, and they especially do not want to put in those hours patiently for ten years to compete for the partnership prize. This is a relatively privileged group that expects to do well in life. For them, the corporate law firm apprenticeship is something to put on a resume and move on.

While I'm not a T-14 graduate, this pretty much sums up my attitude. I'll be perfectly content as a non-equity partner/of counsel at an IP boutique. This assumes I have such a choice.

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Re: Unhappy T-14 Graduate or Hard Working T3/T4 Graduate?

Postby Helmholtz » Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:02 pm

I would eventually like to enter politics or business, so slaving away for something that's going to come a decade down the road at a big law firm isn't going to be a priority. I have no problem working in biglaw for a period of time, gaining experience, and building connections, though. And it's not like I'm not going to work hard.

Of course, this may all change. I still have as looooong way to go.

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