Can you go into Investment Banking with a Law degree?

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I was wondering if this was possible, I am very interested in Mergers and Acquisitions in IB.
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I don't know specifically who's hiring what in your part of the world, but lawyers (or liberal arts students of every description) go into investment banking all the time.
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Yes. You can go into IB with any degree. Law would be perfectly fine (and personally I think better than many other choices).
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(Original post by maoism123)
I was wondering if this was possible, I am very interested in Mergers and Acquisitions in IB.
Yes.

Any degree would do (within reason, underwater basket weaving is a no go), preferably from a target/semi-target uni. You do have to keep in mind IBD is insanely difficult to break into so your CV (work exp, ECs, leadership positions, grades etc) better be top notch. And your interviewing technique, needs to be **** hot.
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Any degree would do (within reason, underwater basket weaving is a no go), preferably from a target/semi-target uni. You do have to keep in mind IBD is insanely difficult to break into so your CV (work exp, ECs, leadership positions, grades etc) better be top notch. And your interviewing technique, needs to be **** hot.
What do you think is harder to get into, a training contract with Law firm or get into an IB?
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What do you think is harder to get into, a training contract with Law firm or get into an IB?
They're similar - assuming we're talking about front office IB here. Although, I don't really understand why you're asking about chances..

You've got to do some thinking as to which path is better for you. If you show any sort of indecisiveness during the TC/VS recruiting process, you'll have a tough time. Likewise, to put up with all the online tests, assessment centres, technical interviews in FO IB; you'd better have an unwavering interest. Recruiters can sniff out the people just aiming for any old high paying grad scheme very, very easily.
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Also, the skill sets for being a lawyer vs. an investment banker are not identical. Some people can do both equally well, but others will find themselves much more suited to one over the other.
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Any degree whatsoever is ideal
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