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Is any sort of background necessary to pursue corporate/transactional legal work? As a 0L thinking of pursuing a transactional-focused JD, I'm worried that future employers would be critical of my liberal arts degree in college and lack of serious financial or accounting position before law school. I'm more interested in M&A and capital markets than lit, and curious on how a lack of financial background would affect OCI. It's probably way too early to be thinking about this but any experiences or insight would be incredibly helpful
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Sup.fam wrote:Starting at Penn in the fall
you should be fine. employers recognize that transactional experience in law school isn't very easy to come by and not everyone that goes into a corporate transactional practice has prior experience in the area (in fact, most probably don't). if i were you I'd try to land a transactional-focused 1L summer gig, but I wouldn't worry too much about the fact that you've never had a "serious financial or accounting position."
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