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  1. Lawyers in Management Consulting?

    I have a couple of close friends at McKinsey and interviewed there myself. The general theme I hear from my friends is that the exit opportunities can lead to some absolutely incredible jobs, but for most people, they lead to in-house strategy jobs which don’t have much influence. My friends say 95% of their ex-McKinsey friends end up in strategy divisions and battle for several years to get out (some very successfully, some not so much) so that they can have control over a P&L and actually wield influence in their company and start climbing the corporate ladder.
  2. Potential Vancouver Salary Bump?

    I have heard some of the big Vancouver firms bumped salaries recently, but completely hearsay.
  3. Favourite

    As an articling student, the common traits in my favourite lawyers are that they are all calm and reasonable, towards both clients and their colleagues (and us poor underlings). They don't expect you to work late if you don't absolutely need to, and when you do, they acknowledge your efforts or at least show you some respect for it. They also go out of their way to teach you, or get you involved on a file, or get you some client contact, even if they don't need to, because they want to see you learn and succeed. Doesn't hurt that they're also fun to chat with about non-work related stuff or grab a beer with.
  4. Glasses or not

    I remember reading studies a few years ago about how wearing glasses makes you appear more intelligent, but not wearing glasses makes you appear more attractive. So decide based on whether you're unintelligent or unattractive.
  5. How much does it matter where you go to school?

    +1 for UBC and the Vancouver area.
  6. Style of Firm Dinners

    Thus sounds like an awesome story. Please share details if you can.
  7. Great post. I just started articling at a big law firm. During my very first weekend of articling, I received calls from 3 older friends/family members who were dealing with some legal issues that were seriously stressing them out. I didn't give them legal advice, but I gave them an overview of their options and pointed them in the right direction as to who to speak to next if they needed substantive legal advice. At the end of each of these conversations, I could tell that I had lifted a large burden from their minds. This kind of touches on Hegdis' point about making a difference through the "cracks and corners of your life". Since before starting law school, I've been gung-ho on being a corporate solicitor and doing M&A deals. However, it definitely felt fulfilling to be seen as a trusted advisor, in however a small capacity, to "the little guy". I'm definitely nervous about things like not knowing enough about the job, whether I'll be hired back here, where I'll be working 5-10 years from now, or whether law is even the industry that I want to be in, but one thing I have enjoyed is the ability to influence people's lives, in however a small way, and to occasionally be the adult in the room that other people seek out for advice.
  8. Couple of the lawyers at my firm told me yesterday that it took them about 5 years for that feeling of being an idiot/imposter to fully go away.
  9. What did you do in your pre-articling break?

    Travelled to a few different places around North America, worked out, played a lot of sports, spent a lot of time with family.
  10. Breakout

    I have heard of one of my classmates who just graduated from law school and has an interview for a consulting position lined up with one of the three elite consulting firms (McKinsey, Bain, BCG). Was told he attended the BCG information session for JD students which PJFry mentioned above and then fired off applications to all of the big consulting firms. Not sure about his background prior to law school though. I am also aware of one poster on this forum who went straight into investment banking after law school.
  11. Earning 2 Million Dollars a Year

    Going along with JakeBrigance's comments, I met a realtor who acted for a member of the Saudi royal family in the purchase of some properties in Canada and another country. They became a client of his because his family knew the Saudi royal family going back a generation or two. I think the realtor was 28 at the time and made about $800,000 off commissions from two property purchases by that Saudi royal client alone. So it could be possible for OP to go into the family business or something related and use his parent's connections to have clients and massive funds funnelled his way. Although if I had an opportunity like that available to myself, I would stay far away from practising law.
  12. Earning 2 Million Dollars a Year

    When OP said he got judgmental looks for mentioning which neighbourhood he lived in, I immediately thought of Shaughnessy as well.
  13. Earning 2 Million Dollars a Year

    This is one of the more enjoyable threads I've read on LS in a while. OP: If you're being serious, and you actually want to make $2MM+ in gross income per year, don't become a lawyer, especially a "human rights" lawyer. Go into some kind of business role, work your ass off, network hard, and hope you get (very) lucky during your career.