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Old 06-04-2021, 05:10 PM
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Why do people want to study law. Not even an attractive career anymore.

Median starting salaries keep dropping, but amount effort need to put in is so much.

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Old 06-04-2021, 05:34 PM
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Why do people want to study law. Not even an attractive career anymore.

Median starting salaries keep dropping, but amount effort need to put in is so much.
not a lawyer, but have friends in law school - some of my friends really enjoy it and don't even seem to be working that hard. meanwhile i read about people in NUS CS coding 10 hours a day and having sleepless nights. end up their results also don't match the amt of effort.

if my law sch friends' insta stories are accurate, they are definitely not studying for 10 hours a day

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Old 06-04-2021, 05:57 PM
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not a lawyer, but have friends in law school - some of my friends really enjoy it and don't even seem to be working that hard. meanwhile i read about people in NUS CS coding 10 hours a day and having sleepless nights. end up their results also don't match the amt of effort.

if my law sch friends' insta stories are accurate, they are definitely not studying for 10 hours a day
Thereís a diff skill set for law students and lawyers imho. Not so much about the raw academic youíd associate with during say JC days (although still there la a lot of readings, precedent etc but once you get used to reading cases itís honestly muscle memory), but more about the soft skill of comprehension and critical analysis. Thatís why practice ppl always say use common sense, the answer is usually there in ur face. Apart from that then is client facing work which is just being a likeable and eloquent person in general.

Thatís why I personally feel law as a profession is way easier than the other professional careers.

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Old 07-04-2021, 01:54 AM
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Tired trainee here. I realised 2 years into law school that I had made a huge mistake and resolved to go in-house as soon as possible. My plan is to grind out a few years of PQE before I try to leave practice.

Right now Iíve been retained at a mid-sized firm doing general corp but Iím contemplating applying out to more specialized practices. What areas of law should I be focusing on if I want to be an attractive hire for in-house positions down the road?
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Tired trainee here. I realised 2 years into law school that I had made a huge mistake and resolved to go in-house as soon as possible. My plan is to grind out a few years of PQE before I try to leave practice.

Right now Iíve been retained at a mid-sized firm doing general corp but Iím contemplating applying out to more specialized practices. What areas of law should I be focusing on if I want to be an attractive hire for in-house positions down the road?
Regulatory, Fintech
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Old 07-04-2021, 08:17 AM
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Tired trainee here. I realised 2 years into law school that I had made a huge mistake and resolved to go in-house as soon as possible. My plan is to grind out a few years of PQE before I try to leave practice.

Right now Iíve been retained at a mid-sized firm doing general corp but Iím contemplating applying out to more specialized practices. What areas of law should I be focusing on if I want to be an attractive hire for in-house positions down the road?
Same boat but liti. Any advice? Heard liti harder to lateral transfer is it true?
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Old 07-04-2021, 10:44 AM
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not a lawyer, but have friends in law school - some of my friends really enjoy it and don't even seem to be working that hard. meanwhile i read about people in NUS CS coding 10 hours a day and having sleepless nights. end up their results also don't match the amt of effort.

if my law sch friends' insta stories are accurate, they are definitely not studying for 10 hours a day
Schooling life is way more laid-back than working life. Wait till your law school friends get called to the Bar and work as an assoc in a Big 4, where sleep is prized as a luxury.

And everybody portrays the good life in IG, nobody shares the bad stuff.
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Schooling life is way more laid-back than working life. Wait till your law school friends get called to the Bar and work as an assoc in a Big 4, where sleep is prized as a luxury.

And everybody portrays the good life in IG, nobody shares the bad stuff.
was referring to OPs mention of starting salaries and amount of effort needed to get a decent job (Ďwhy study lawí) not talking about life as a lawyer.

that said if we are talking about jobs then lots of high paying careers (tech, healthcare) have long working hours and little sleep also. friend in CS in a bank works 12 hours a day and has to work on Sat also. so i wouldnít say law is great but also not terrible compared to other jobs

iím in tech and everyone in school seems miserable ... but ymmv i guess
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Tired trainee here. I realised 2 years into law school that I had made a huge mistake and resolved to go in-house as soon as possible. My plan is to grind out a few years of PQE before I try to leave practice.

Right now Iíve been retained at a mid-sized firm doing general corp but Iím contemplating applying out to more specialized practices. What areas of law should I be focusing on if I want to be an attractive hire for in-house positions down the road?
the most lucrative in-house opps these days lie in large tech companies, but they typically recruit only intl firm lawyers
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What's the WFH arrangement for big 4 and other mid size firms now that restrictions have been eased?
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