JD to Finance: how did you decide on that career path?
Looking for some advice here.
I just finished up undergrad with a liberal arts degree and business minor. I've been accepted to a great law school with a massive scholarship, so I'll be going there in the fall. I've always thought that law would be for sure the way to go, and there's a lot that I like about the idea of being a lawyer, but I've taken an interest in finance through my business minor. Specifically, I like the idea of being able to see the inner workings of a business and attempt to solve problems there, and I like how finance seemingly offers a good mix of abstract thinking/verbal skills and analytical/quantitative skills. I did several pre-law internships, albeit not in the exact field I would hope to go into (bankruptcy and restructuring), and I was pretty lukewarm about what the people above me were doing on a day-to-day basis.
My question is: for people who went from law school/practicing law to finance (or people who thought about it but decided against it), what made you decide to make the switch? Are there any resources/experiences I should look into to see if finance would be a good fit aside from internships/work experience (which seems impractical at this point given that I don't have anything lined up for the summer and law students are expected to work in law firms the summer after 1&2L years)?
There's still a huge part of me that wants to be a lawyer, so it's not like I've just had a total change of heart - I just want to look into this career path a little bit more. If I had to decide today, I would go work in bankruptcy/restructuring, where I would definitely have more exposure to finance than most other practice areas, and see if I still have the finance bug after a few years of work experience. However, I would also love the opportunity to start making that decision a bit sooner.
Thanks in advance.