How did you pick corporate vs. litigation and/or your practice area of interest?

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poliksa
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How did you pick corporate vs. litigation and/or your practice area of interest?

Postby poliksa » Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:23 pm

I'm an incoming 1L at a T14 this fall trying to figure out what I want to do. I'd love to hear from current students/grads how they went about deciding corporate vs. litigation, what practice areas you wanted to focus on, etc. Thanks!

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Re: How did you pick corporate vs. litigation and/or your practice area of interest?

Postby patrick248 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:39 pm

It is way too early to worry about that. Concentrate on your grades and then choose your electives in 3L. Get a summer internship for experience and then possibly clerk for a judge if your grades are good enough.

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Re: How did you pick corporate vs. litigation and/or your practice area of interest?

Postby Joscellin » Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:02 am

poliksa wrote:I'm an incoming 1L at a T14 this fall trying to figure out what I want to do. I'd love to hear from current students/grads how they went about deciding corporate vs. litigation, what practice areas you wanted to focus on, etc. Thanks!


Unless you have some prior legal experience, there is no real way for you to know or easily find out which of the big branches (corp v. lit) you want to do eventually. Even entering 2L summer at a firm, most people don't *really* know (though they may have some leaning at that point). Very few firms will expect you to commit to anything before having a chance to see what it's like, though.

As the other person mentioned, it's also way too early to worry about this. So chill and enjoy 1L. Focus on those grades.




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