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Do I quit advertising to become a lawyer?

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OP, look into alternate legal service providers (ALSPs). As a lawyer, I'm now realizing that I hate the work environment of a law firm. ALSP was a different structure I recently came across and it's worth knowing there are other tracks to explore if the law is what you want to do.

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Purely out of curiosity, those that say most lawyers aren't paid well, does it depend on which cities are overpopulated with lawyers? I've heard a lot of the major cities have too many lawyers, so pay is lower and jobs are harder to find. But if you're flexible on geography is the situation improved?

There's a bimodal starting salary distribution where there's a median around 200k (for around the top third for salaries), mostly filled with lawyers at big firms in the cities mentioned, and then another median around 55-60k, where the other two/thirds of new lawyers fall. Your odds of winding up in the upper portion are slim unless you go to a really good school, do really well at an okay school, or have some connections.

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Everything the light touches is happiness. But what about that shadowy place? That's lawyering. You must never go there.

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Don’t do it

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If you survive the insanely competitive environment in law school and big firms and manage to be part of the 15% of those who get a Biglaw job, you’re im for a job that will allow you to earn a boatload of money for 35 years. Depends on your personality - are you ruthless? Do you value yourself above all alse? Are you willing to throw someone under the bus if needed? Are you willing to ignore what you think is the truth and only believe in evidence? If so, come join our team. You’ll feel a little soulless sometimes, but it’s part of the game.

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Do you enjoy yelling all day? Because that's how you end up yelling all day

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Haha I don’t think you want it

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Are you saying it’s bad industry/timing/etc or saying I don’t really want it? Constitutional/int’l law was my plan B to advertising.

Depends. Why are you considering law school?

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So I’m a lawyer in advertising. I describe my job as keeping the world safe from advertising. It’s not meaningful in the saving the world sense if that’s what you’re looking for. That would generally mean pro bono work. Also I went at night so less debt. If you can it’s something to think about. There are a lot of in house jobs that generally pay better than the non top tier law firms. However they don’t open up that often. And you generally don’t get one right out of law school. This is true for most in house jobs. If your agency has lawyers you might want to talk to one of them about their career path not as a guide to being a lawyer in advertising but as a guide to law firm alternatives.

Take a look at the salary and employment stats offered by the ABA. Lawyers definitely don’t get paid what doctors make.

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You should only become a lawyer if you like fancy suits, making millions, probs making one or two or 100 lives miserable in the process

Yes, the keyword is “most”. I had the Range Rover-driving partners at my firm in mind but that’s not the reality for 95%

Hell yeah! Then you can come back if you get tired of lawyering.

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literally every lawyer i know says don’t become a lawyer don’t do it unless u can get into a top 5 school

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Woke up anxious this morning thinking how I could have joined Salesforce 5 years ago and instead joined Deloitte ......

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