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Jun 18, 2010 10:29 am

First post here, 

Quick background: Recent college grad with high interest in the business but also in attending law school, going through EJ hiring process.

I'm looking for members' experience with the industry, law school, combination of the two, etc. Searching didn't turn up many useful results. 

Additionally, what are thoughts on working at EJ for 18-36 months then attending law school? 

Jun 18, 2010 11:48 am

You are stupid.. Pick one..

Jun 18, 2010 12:25 pm

It takes more than 36 months for your Jones efforts to pay off. Then you give that up in order to attend law school? If you need to work for 3 years before law school, go somewhere where you can make some money.

Jun 18, 2010 12:46 pm

lawyers can't get work in this economy.  forget EDJ too.

Jun 19, 2010 2:34 pm

definitely doesn't make sense to work in this field for a short time and leave for law school.  Make a choice.

Jun 21, 2010 1:50 pm

Jones or law school.  Hmmmm, let's see.....both will be hard work and cost you a lot of money.....

Honestly, the previous posters are right, don't go into this industry with the intention of leaving in a few years.  I recently read an article in one of the industry rags (maybe RegRep) that said there were actually more successful wirehouse advisors that never went to college than had been to college.  This industry is about hard work, persaverance, and a certain degree of luck.

Jun 25, 2010 4:53 am

Go to Law school.  Get into compliance.

This is not an academic field.

Jun 25, 2010 1:24 pm

Initially jones takes 50-60 hours a week. Just where do you expect to find the time to go to law school and study? Or, have you not taken the lsat, not been accepted into law school and are just wishfull thinking in order to give your yuppie parents something to brag about?

Jun 29, 2010 3:20 pm

navet, thank you for being such a shining example of internet forum ignorance. The last time I saw such a display was in regards to high school track and field. I don't believe any single person is naive enough to attend law school for bragging rights, and if they were to do so surely that person would be hard pressed in finishing the J.D. I took the June LSAT, achieving the score I wanted so I will absolutely be attending Fall 2011. Now my attention is turning towards finding a temp position and handling applications. Thanks to some of the earlier posters for their replies. 

Jun 29, 2010 3:59 pm

Sure jackass. You scored high on your LSAT, yet you are stupid enough to think that an FA job is a good part time choice? If it looks like bullsh-t and smells like bullsh-t, it's bullsh-t. You, are full of sh-t. Go away now. HS track and field???? What were you, team manager? HS track and field??? Are you on drugs? You graduated college(doubtful) and you reference a high school experience, fragmented as it is? What I think is that you are a drop-out living in your parents basement. You get bored jerking off all the time, so you become a troll on whatever sight you happen to find. Until, of course you get "outed", which just happened. Bye bye, lardass!

Jun 29, 2010 4:26 pm

You've contributed nothing to the thread other than the hourly commitment, which is the ballpark I've been hearing. 

I'll remain here so you have an outlet for expressing your anger at your mediocrity. 

Please reread the original post. In actuality, I was asking for experience with the industry and law school - namely, if there were advisors on the board who had previously attended law school, left the industry for law, left law for FA, etc. 

As an aside, it is amazing to me that people consider you a professional in an industry. 

Jun 29, 2010 4:32 pm

When you meet with enough people junior, you become expert at recognizing bulls--t. Go back to your videogames. I hear your moms making mac'n'cheese tonight

Jul 1, 2010 1:12 am

[quote=mtshields]

First post here, 

Quick background: Recent college grad with high interest in the business but also in attending law school, going through EJ hiring process.

I'm looking for members' experience with the industry, law school, combination of the two, etc. Searching didn't turn up many useful results. 

Additionally, what are thoughts on working at EJ for 18-36 months then attending law school? 

 

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Dumb, dumb, dumb.

To think I send clients to see dumbass lawyers about estate planning

Aug 21, 2010 11:51 pm

I think you can consider to pursue both interests after you assess the kind of law school atmosphere you will be exposed to. Some curriculum offer light academic load specifically designed for busy professionals who are given opportunity to study law through evening classes. However, I still agree that it's best to choose among the two in order to obtain maximum benefit from either one at a time. Good luck.

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Aug 23, 2010 1:10 pm

I agree w/ most of the posters here.... Particualry since I am an FA and entering 3L (my third year of LS) very soon...

Difference between me and the OP is that I have been in this business for 12 yrs and been moderatley succesful and am paying for LS as I go. Also, I plan on my law degree adding to my career as an FC not going into another field. I have a lot of friends that are lawyers and all I will say is.... You think things are bad in your office...??? People are waiting to get divorced until their assets come back.

I will tell you it's hard, very hard and you should build a foundation first, preferably in this biz so you can pay for LS. Otherwise in 3 yrs you'll be 100k in the hole and still have no work exp. FYI, part time LS is 4 yrs. and often end up costing more than the 3 yr FT programs... so unless you are going to a tier 1 school, which means your LSAT score was really good....inter alia, and you still might not have a job...