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Is BigLaw for 1-2 years worth it to pay off some debt/save up some money?

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Totally. If that's your goal, avoid the v10 to make it more bearable.

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I find that hard to believe. The top m&a practices are going to have much more consistent deal flows. Ups and downs would be more present in lower profile practices. I worked at KE so that's my experience. Maybe it doesn't translate to the rest of the v10.

It depends...

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Yeah, that’s nothing

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Yes, depending on location. If the salary and benefits give you the ability to substantially increase your savings in (realistically 2-4 years) without wasting to much on CoL, I’d recommend it. It’s what I’m doing.

Nope.

BL money wise is worth it 1-2 years so long as you are serious about paying down your debt...I've seen plenty of 5-6th years still have outstanding law school loans and not maxing out retirement accounts, etc (just crazy!); if you are able to stomach it 3-5 (6 I don't think is necessary), then you can really open up your exits imo.

Pay off some debt or all debt? I didn’t start really saving money until I paid off all of my debt. Took 3.5 years because I took out the max loans for law school, lived alone, but lived a student lifestyle in NYC… if the market is still hot and you’re able to lateral, that might speed things up. I do have better exit options now than I did a year ago, like A6 said. I think that we need to know the alternatives to understand whether it’s worth it.

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