Hi everyone, I'm currently working as a research analyst, but I was just admitted to a few different law schools on the East Coast. My parents are adamant about me going to law school, but I'm trying to consider more alternative and potentially more lucrative careers that could be had with a law degree.
My question is, can a law degree specializing in real estate law prove to be helpful when trying to break into commercial real estate?
Whether that be for a bank involved in real estate (BofA, GS) or real estate companies like CBRE/JLL, or even a development firm?
What would the career path look like, what should I be doing while in law school, and how would the salary/long term career trajectory differ from life in biglaw or just as a lawyer in general?
Bear in mind, I'm still young, only 22 and just graduated from school.
Thanks all. Take care.