Law school (2nd tier w/scholly $$) or Goldman?

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Re: Law school (2nd tier w/scholly $$) or Goldman?

Postby thesealocust » Wed Jun 29, 2011 12:35 am

My avatar has never been more appropriate than this thread.

Do they teach you anything at that bank? Can't you crunch some numbers and realize that the expected return on your time and money investment at a T2 is worse than the expected return on stepping into traffic?

Pitch book: Go to law school, then you can hate yourself AND be poor!

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Re: Law school (2nd tier w/scholly $$) or Goldman?

Postby Verity » Wed Jun 29, 2011 1:47 am

thesealocust wrote:My avatar has never been more appropriate than this thread.

Do they teach you anything at that bank? Can't you crunch some numbers and realize that the expected return on your time and money investment at a T2 is worse than the expected return on stepping into traffic?

Pitch book: Go to law school, then you can hate yourself AND be poor!


+1. Unless GS wants you to go to law school and is hinting promising to promote if you do so, don't risk it. Unless of course you're an idealist or something.

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Re: Law school (2nd tier w/scholly $$) or Goldman?

Postby mattviphky » Wed Jun 29, 2011 5:52 pm

are you wanting biglaw? or do you want something like academia or clerking? i think your career goals in the legal field will help people give you advice

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Re: Law school (2nd tier w/scholly $$) or Goldman?

Postby ahduth » Wed Jun 29, 2011 7:22 pm

Helmholtz wrote:
Verity wrote:Take Goldman as long as you can hold onto it, and consider an MBA. They might even help pay for it.


The people I know who worked at GS pre-LS told me that GS wanted them to get JDs instead of MBAs. Not sure if that's a company-wide thing, but that comes from multiple sources (and they're summering at GS for 1L summer).


Wait, for what? For banking? This is a brokerage position.

I'd be curious to hear more.

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Re: Law school (2nd tier w/scholly $$) or Goldman?

Postby 09042014 » Wed Jun 29, 2011 7:24 pm

Goldman Private Wealth guys came to my school to make a pitch to the JDs. They even hired a 1L summer.

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Re: Law school (2nd tier w/scholly $$) or Goldman?

Postby ahduth » Wed Jun 29, 2011 7:27 pm

Desert Fox wrote:Goldman Private Wealth guys came to my school to make a pitch to the JDs. They even hired a 1L summer.


Because they can handle estate stuff, trusts and so forth?

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Re: Law school (2nd tier w/scholly $$) or Goldman?

Postby 09042014 » Wed Jun 29, 2011 7:55 pm

ahduth wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:Goldman Private Wealth guys came to my school to make a pitch to the JDs. They even hired a 1L summer.


Because they can handle estate stuff, trusts and so forth?


No, to be associates or whatever they call them. Same as they would MBA students. They said top (LOL egregious NU trolling) law schools produce good analytical thinkers.

Basically they are just looking for smart people. Just like the banks hire english majors from ivy league undergrads and make them analysts.




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