Annie Lin is senior counsel at Loudr, a startup focused on music licensing and distribution. Before she attended law school she had developed a brandname as a musical performer. While doing that she noticed that she had an ability to understand the business side of music.
But she didn't go for an MBA. Instead, as Colleen Taylor reports in Tech Crunch, she went to law school. That's because her love affair was with music licensing. Here are the Tech Crunch article and video interview.
What jumps out is this: Lin was an ideal candidate to invest in law school. She already had a niche identity, knowledge base and contacts. She was reasonably sure she could parachute into a specialized part of law. Working in a startup will likely enhance her marketability. That's because she probably has more authority and responsibility than she would as an in-house lawyer in a more traditional setting. Her future seems unusually bright.