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vorceb23 09-22-2012 08:27 PM

Anyone a corporate or real estate attorney?
 
Well I'm nearing the end of my high school career and I'm pretty sure I'll be studying to get into law school. Yea yea i know lawyers are a dime a dozen these days but I'm specifically interested in becoming either a corporate attorney, or a real estate attorney. Any of those on here? Just kind of wondering what to expect. Is it really going to be that hard for me to find a job once I'm out of school?? My guidance counselors pretty much just bs me whenever I bring it up with them :facepalm:

v8 5 09-22-2012 08:31 PM

If you like not sleeping and working weekends, become a lawyer.

-Guy who works with lawyers

k2spitfire 09-22-2012 08:33 PM

my sister finished law school recently, and i have a few lawyer friends. it's a nice, respectable degree.

the corporate lawyers work hard for their money (think 80 hr weeks). knew a girl who did it for a year, last time we talked, she said she was ready to just be a housewife and call it a day. the ones who work bank hours make like $30k/yr. you could always have your own practice though, ymmv.

i considered law school too, but ended up going another way. a jd is a great degree to hang on your wall.

but hey, you're still far from it. major in a social science or something like that and the door's wide open. all you really need to get into law school is a bachelor's degree and an lsat. sounds patronizing, but really, you're not old enough to worry about it yet. just get into a decent college and do well.

Five_seveN 09-22-2012 08:55 PM

vaderdave

jmcdolej 09-22-2012 09:01 PM

I have my own general practice. I make my own hours and keep whatever I make after expenses. I love it but i work hard. Always 45/50 hours some times 65/70.

stapler12345 09-22-2012 09:17 PM

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Originally Posted by vorceb325i (Post 14754209)
Well I'm nearing the end of my high school career and I'm pretty sure I'll be majoring in law. Yea yea i know lawyers are a dime a dozen these days but I'm specifically interested in becoming either a corporate attorney, or a real estate attorney. Any of those on here? Just kind of wondering what to expect. Is it really going to be that hard for me to find a job once I'm out of school?? My guidance counselors pretty much just bs me whenever I bring it up with them :facepalm:

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casino is no lie 09-22-2012 09:21 PM

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Originally Posted by vorceb325i (Post 14754209)
...and I'm pretty sure I'll be majoring in law.

That's up there with people thinking "pre-med" is a major.

k2spitfire 09-22-2012 09:23 PM

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Originally Posted by casino is no lie (Post 14754308)
That's up there with people thinking "pre-med" is a major.

law's definintely more open. with med you kinda have to major in something related like biology or chem

v8 5 09-22-2012 09:24 PM

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Originally Posted by k2spitfire (Post 14754312)
law's definintely more open. with med you kinda have to major in something related like biology or chem

or anuses

davidwarren 09-22-2012 10:01 PM

If you want to that, you should major in Econ or accounting, maybe get an MBA in finance or go CPA. Get really good grades and plan on working all the time.

I work about 50-55 hours a week on average, but 80-85 is not unusual if I have a big project.

vorceb23 09-22-2012 10:05 PM

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Originally Posted by casino is no lie (Post 14754308)
That's up there with people thinking "pre-med" is a major.

Well thats what my teachers and guidance counselors are calling it when i talk to them about it.....I mean I'm not saying I'm getting a law degree for my undergrad lol my actual major will be in political science or possibly economics...worded that kind of funny originally. my b

davidwarren 09-22-2012 10:05 PM

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Originally Posted by vorceb325i (Post 14754397)
Well thats what my teachers and guidance counselors are calling it when i talk to them about it.....I mean its not like I'm actually getting a law degree my actual major will be in political science...worded that kind of funny originally. my b

If you want to be a real corporate lawyer, polisci will not help. You have to actually know things. IMO.

vorceb23 09-22-2012 10:18 PM

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Originally Posted by davidwarren (Post 14754400)
If you want to be a real corporate lawyer, polisci will not help. You have to actually know things. IMO.


Thats kind of what I was thinking so maybe econ would be a better choice. It was just a commonly recommended undergrad degree for entering law school.

casino is no lie 09-22-2012 10:20 PM

Philosophy is another common major to consider. You can squeeze in some "relevant" courses via your electives.

dwtaylorpdx 09-22-2012 10:29 PM

THose who get a BS in engineering then do law school make a pretty good living, Its a rare bird...

Dave

jmcdolej 09-22-2012 10:34 PM

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Originally Posted by dwtaylorpdx (Post 14754445)
THose who get a BS in engineering then do law school make a pretty good living, Its a rare bird...

Dave

Patent law. You have to be very smart and hardworking for this.

stapler12345 10-04-2012 01:50 AM

here are 2 links to convince you otherwise. if you feel you are a special snowflake, just ignore these links.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/frank-...b_1934539.html

http://www.thedailybeast.com/article...aw-school.html

VaderDave 10-04-2012 01:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Five_seveN (Post 14754252)
vaderdave

That's me! :hi:

wasp9166 10-04-2012 07:27 AM

jon jon is an attorney......................................i think, well, he sure sounds like one , and that's all ya need

Wraisil 10-04-2012 07:51 AM

Even the ABA says law school is not a good idea for many prospective law students http://www.americanbar.org/content/d...thcheckdam.pdf

Google "why you shouldn't go to law school" before you try and make such a decision. If you aren't going to be graduating near the top of your class from a tier 1 law school then you will likely be working your butt off for a decade or more for crap money.


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