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  1. I get being a junior that it's not your call to make and that sometimes emergencies happen and you're needed on short notice, but if this happens all the time with this 1 client you have there has be a line at some point doesn't there? Also i'm curious what rules does the law society have against dropping clients? isn't the law a free a market and you can choose to serve whoever you wish (so long as your decision is not motivated by sexism/racism/xenophobia...etc)?
  2. @mistertubby I never said that this is how it works. That's how I would do business but if our happy being on call for someone 24/7 without being properly compensated good for you I guess. Also it goes without saying that "a brinks truck worth of benjamins" was obviously an exaggertaion.
  3. @ItsJasper I never said law isn't demanding, but that doesn't change the fact that you choose your clients. If a client regularly calls 2 days before some big deadline and wants you to solve his problem that says more about the firm's process of selecting clients than it does about the industry. Assuming you having the ability to solve the issue you can either: a) Charge him a Brinks truck worth of Benjamin's to do it because he won't have time to go anywhere else b) Tell him to fuck right off because the money he's paying isn't worth the stress Also in law the money make is guaranteed because whether you win or lose a case or whatever the client still has to pay you for the work you did. Finance on the flip side requires you to work with much more information and there's no guarantee the transaction you entered will lead to a pay day. Worse if you short a stock that everyone else starts to buy you're in the red.
  4. 1. I've been out of school for 2 year working in a mid level position at a large national bank 2. Both technically, just paid off my student debt and am providing for myself however I do have someone in my family that help out now and then 3. Finance is a rat race. The markets are out of control, there is no schedule. With law you take the clients, you make the arguments, and the facts are what they are. Being the driver's seat instead of having to respond to daily/weekly fluctuations in the market are a huge selling point. 4. Interests include; finance, logistics, and marketing
  5. Idk Matthews is very inconsistent. Can go from being a scoring machine 1 week to completely invisible the next.
  6. It's your fault for being a fan of the Maple Laughs :P, although my team is currently out tanking the sens which is an embarrassment in it of itself. With regards to the no girlfriend issue...if your in the GTA hmu your sexy hat does things to me.
  7. 1. Yes I actually want to know what people in corporate think. I view the law, and any profession, as a source of income that will allow me to live the lifestyle I want. If you get something else out of it good for you. 2. How smart I think I think I am is irrelevant. The grades I got, grants I worked on, and distinction I earned upon graduation are the only things will matter when it comes to admissions.
  8. @lawstudent20202020 I am sorry for what I wrote earlier. For those asking why I am currently not making 90-100k with my undergrad degree I do not have a Bcom. I have a BA in history, econ, and a handful of business courses. I currently work at large Canadian bank and make good money, but 100k law/MBA salary would still be a significant raise. If anyone works in corporate law or went through the hiring process recently that is what I would like to hear about.
  9. If you're saying that there are easier ways to make money you are inferring a comparison to other professions. I shouldn't have to explain this. Furthermore, I don't disagree that law is a hard profession but show me an easy profession where you make 6 figures year.
  10. No UofT MBA grads have pretty damn near 100% chance at working in a top company in their field whereas a Queens JD gets you like a 30% chance of practicing on Bay Street. Not to mention that you can work in other countries with an MBA whereas only a handful of Canadian lawyers make it to the US and virtually none of them went to Queens. Also you seem to forget that law firms are business and the point of the firm is to make money. The way they happen to do that is to offer legal services. Unless you're a politician who happens to make the laws (ironically you don't a need a law degree to occupy that position), the only other 'point of the law' is to defend/prosecute people which is a skill that you provide in exchange for money.
  11. Look at the burnout rates of people in finance who work 60-80 hour weeks trying to beat the market. Also no profession ever has any guaranteed high paying job with little effort. All things considered lawyers have it pretty good compared to the average person working in finance: https://www.google.ca/search?q=average+finance+salary+canada&rlz=1C1GCEU_enCA828CA828&oq=avergae+finana&aqs=chrome.2.69i57j0l5.8691j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 https://www.google.ca/search?q=average+lawyer+salary+canada&rlz=1C1GCEU_enCA828CA828&oq=average+lawyer+sals&aqs=chrome.2.69i57j0l5.5763j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 You also forgot to mention that lawyers are 'protected' because the barrier to entry into law school is much higher than a BCom or MBA program. By restricting the supply of lawyers the price for legal work goes up (at everyone else's expense I might add) and on top of that you face much less competition to secure clients so stop bitching about how hard being lawyer is.
  12. Ok but why? Lawyers make good money and the market for legal is arguably better than every other business specialty than finance and econ. The whole reason why I made this post was so that I could get a better idea of what career to pursue by hopefully talking to lawyers/law students. Like I said I was very good student in university who did well in both business courses and arts courses so I'm dealing with a deficit of choice problem.
  13. Stellar undergrad marks and have contributed to creating about half a dozen peer reviewed articles over the course of my degree. Need to decide if i should start studying for the GMAT/GRE or LSAT soon. Have heard the arguments for/against business now I would like the same from any of you here on law. Someone advised me to just write both exams and do a joint degree but I want to get out of school and make that $$$ ASAP. Other option would be to write both exams, apply to both programs separately and then just attend whichever program at the best school. For example if I get into Queens Law and UofT's MBA than it'd be a no contest to go with UofT.
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