I don't really know what to do with my life. I have just been admitted to a top 10 business school after being enrolled in a top 10 law school. I will graduate law school and business school at the age of 25. I have an offer to begin working at a law firm at a salary of $250,000 per year after graduate school. (No performance-based bonus to speak of.) This would be my first job. I would really enjoy the work although the hours will be brutal (75 hours worked weekly). It seems like a good deal to me.
I really enjoy writing contracts. I like structuring incentives to maximize value for parties involved. I also like writing prospectuses for IPOs. It feels like I am selling a company while disclosing everything that is material about the company. That is fun to me. I enjoy writing persuasive pieces and I enjoy protecting my clients from liability. I see an organization as a series of contracts and I also like structuring and leading organizations to maximize efficiency and production.
The careers that I am considering at the moment: corporate law, private equity investing, management consulting and general management.
Thoughts? I am about to start the business school portion of my degree and I want to know how to approach this situation to maximizing my expected gains.