Advice: JD Seeking Econ/Lit ConsultingO
Hey guys, I'm looking for advice from those who are working at or who have worked at an Economics/Litigation Consulting firm. I wanted to ask what are the chances that someone such as myself would have a shot at landing a position in that type of firm.
I am set to graduate from a lower Tier 1 NY area law school (top 25% class ranking) with a corporate law concentration. I went straight to law school after graduating from a non-target NY undergrad (3.75 GPA, 3.9 Economics Major GPA). I've taken a few harder quant courses but they were years ago now so I'd definitely have to brush up before interviewing.
I was also thinking about enrolling in introductory courses for SAS and Strata as I hear these programming skills are highly used and sought after by econ/lit consulting firms. Even though I will surely not have mastered such skills, I would think that enrollment in such courses would reflect my desire to secure a position in econ/lit consulting. Would this be a waste of my time? What other things should I be doing in the interim to increase my chances of securing one of these positions? Any suggestions are much appreciated.
Besides my chances of landing a position, what exact position should I be looking to secure? I have heard from some in the industry that though JDs are not typically recruited from these firms, they would likely come in at a level higher than an entry-level (with just a BA/BS). Is this correct? What level of compensation (ballpark) would we be talking about here (assuming in tri-state area).
Like the other areas of finance discussed on these boards, should I assume that my best bet at landing such a position would be through networking? This will be considerably difficult as I know of no one in my current network in this field. Yes, I am aware that I am facing an uphill battle.
Any serious suggestions/advice/comments would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.