Hello everyone. I come seeking your guidance.
I recently graduated from law school (yea, I know, this story may seem familar but your anticipated advice is greatly appreciated). Over the past year or so, I have become a bit disenchanted with the thought of practicing law and have looked more and more into reentering the financial world.
I wanted to ask your opinions about which areas of the industry a law degree is most respected, is desired/sought after and/or would allow for advancement. Now, I know some law grads can make the jump directly to IB/PE. I also know those with bankruptcy experience/knowledge sometimes seek positions at distressed shops. Additionally, some JDs do place in major consulting firms like MBB. All of the aforementioned options are extremely difficult to do in this economy, especially without having graduated from Harvard/Yale, and therefore, seem out of the picture for me.
With that in mind, can some of you suggest some more junior roles in the finance world where I could potentially land a position? I don't want to do compliance! Rather, I was seeking some type of an analyst role that has good exit options, decent/good pay and where a background in law would be beneficial. So, what types of roles do you suggest I should be looking to get into??
Your serious advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.