melmelcoolj wrote: Dr_OIT wrote:
melmelcoolj wrote:This is a great thread:
1. I have always wanted to be a writer of short stories/novels. But I guess I am not too psyched about the "starving" part.
2. A comedy writer for talk shows.
3. A film or TV show producer/director/screenwriter. I actually tried to be an assistant producer for an animation company for a while. But that job was menial, and the boss was an absolute dictator who gave me no creative venue. My basic responsibility was to make excel spreadsheets.
4. A journalist that focuses on war/battlefields.
Even till this day, I am still dreaming about 1,2,3. But one gotta dream a little, right?
Happy to see someone else with similar interests! Can I ask what practice area you're think of going into, and is it at all related?
Ah, sadly, no. I am probably selling my soul in BigLaw. I know I wouldn't be able to write when I work in BigLaw, but I am hoping maybe I can write a little right now and maybe during 2L and 3L. What about you? Are you going to a related area?
I hope to. Ideally, the long-term plan is to go in-house at a media/entertainment company, after first putting in a few years in BigLaw or MidLaw that has some relevant practice area and/or industry (so ideally, Entertainment Transactions. Or IP transactions, M&A, or even IP lit or employment). By IP, I mean, of course, copyright/trademark/licensing, bc papa got no science background for (or interest in) patent prosecution. Ideal market is NYC, with LA as a potential second.
I don't have a visceral need to write, but I hope it might be possible to teach as an adjunct prof later in (or in the middle of) my career -- and maybe even produce.
Feel free to tell me I'm crazy
. (Who knows, I might just end up at a lit firm or doing PI)