toothbrush wrote:With many of you graduation and/or starting summer employment I wanted to discuss careers a bit. This may be a sore topic but I think it'd be interesting and beneficial to hear.
What were your goals coming into law school (however many years ago that was)? Has that changed? If so, what events in law school helped you change your mind?
What are you realistically going to be doing after law school? If it's a different field than anticipated, why did it change?
What do you foresee yourself doing in 5 years? 10? 15?
1. I wanted to go into transactional work. TL;DR I had no idea what I wanted or what any legal practice of any kind really is like. During LS, I did a bunch of litigation-based classes and interned at courts and now I am gung ho on litigating. Finding out I am a good legal writer also helped change my mind.
2. I work for a gov't agency. It changed because I applied at the beginning of 3L, was offered, and accepted on the spot.
3. Litigation or career clerking/staff attorney-ing.