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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Do NOT go to law school (a sincere warning)
« on: April 15, 2010, 03:56:37 PM »
Why are people so f'ing stupid GLOBAL RECESSION GLOBALnot law school recession. Many people in many fields are having a hard time finding jobs no matter what the pedigree or field.  Hence the word GLOBAL recession.

To be honest it is not surprising someone who complains on an internet forum how hard it is to find a job is having trouble.  Go out and do something about it apply to jobs rather than complain on here about how hard it is.

OP have you ever had a job I am just curious?

From your post I am assuming you have never really worked before and probably went straight from undergrad to law school and as a result you never had the realization that getting a degree does not make you special. No offense to you I had that same feeling when I got out of undergrad and I was baffled that I actually had to go out and find a job and a lot of people even turned me down or ignored that is the real world though. Honestly, compmlaining on an internet forum about how tough your life is will not help you and that attitude could be why you are having trouble aside from the GLOBAL RESCISSION.

Exactly. It's a GLOBAL recession. That means these prospective students are not going to "hide" from it by spending $100,000 to attend law school.

The way I see it is like this:

If you do not have the money (and even if you do, then why waste it?) AND
If you do not have a close relative, business connection or friend in the legal profession,
THEN do not attend. [Possible exception if you get into Harvard, Yale, or Stanford because of the enormous prestige of those schools].

Yes, I have had a job before, and I don't expect anyone to bail me out. Spare me the Glenn Beck-style nonsense. I am not complaining about my life. I am only getting the message out through the thick cobwebs of lies and statistics manipulation. Do most of my colleagues have full-time jobs lined up? No. Am I in a Top 14? Yes. Are we being offered temporary part-time jobs at the school? Yes. Is it to boost the employment numbers? I think so. You judge for yourself.

There are many blogs where you can find information from people who have actually attended (apart from the isolated cheerleaders on this board).

I recommend:

Most of these blogs are from people who attended second-rate schools. These schools are called "Third Tier Toilet," although many, like Cardozo, Brooklyn Law, and Villanova, are not officially in the US News' Third Tier. However, I am here from the first tier to give you a dose of reality. Yes, I am a good student with a good resume. Yes, I have journal experience (and then some...). Everything I have said so far has been true.

« on: April 14, 2010, 01:45:23 PM »
people go to law school expecting to be able to pay their BILLS.

The sales propaganda put out by the legal education industry assures the law school applicants that unemployment and underemployment is very low and that income is high. LIES!

It's true. I hope your message reaches the 0Ls.

Current Law Students / Re: Is law school worth it?- Freaked Out!
« on: April 14, 2010, 04:42:10 AM »

It is NOT worth it. I go to a T14 (3L), and I can tell you that the job market is even worse than you think. It's not going to get better either. Please do not go to law school. Even the $40k-70k a year jobs are almost impossible to obtain now unless you have a personal connection. It's absolutely brutal.

Don't go. You'll thank me when you see your lawyer friends in misery.

Incoming 1Ls / Do NOT go to law school (a sincere warning)
« on: April 14, 2010, 04:37:17 AM »
I have the inside view from a T14. MOST of my fellow graduating 3Ls do not have job offers. ANY offers. This is not simply a lack of BigLaw jobs but a structural problem in the legal community in general. Don't be fooled into thinking, "Well, I never wanted to be making $160k working at a stifling corporate law firm anyway." The job market is pure crap across the board. There is stunningly high unemployment at these elite schools.

However, the school is rehiring many of us to work at the library or in part-time research assistant positions so that we do not drag down the employment rate.

You are a fool if you think law school is a decent place to "ride out the recession."

Even Harvard Law grads are having problems finding jobs. So if the T14 grads are in danger, then what about the rest of the schools (from first tier to TTT to fourth tier)?

I hope this post is not deleted. It could save people hundreds of thousands of dollars. If you got into a law school and paid a deposit, you must still think about what I am saying and make a wise decision.

Current Law Students / BarBri or Kaplan?
« on: October 12, 2009, 06:08:25 AM »
Which should I take and why?

I don't know what state I will practice in. Can I register anyway and change my state later?

I'm at a T14 school and thinking about practicing in California.

Is it necessary to send hard copies of your resume/cover letter by mail? What if you just use email? Does the firm take you much more seriously if you use the post office instead?

Job Search / Mail or Email
« on: November 28, 2007, 04:35:05 PM »
A lot of firms list their email under the Careers Section of their website. Also, quite a few jobs on my law school's employer database say we can email our resumes and cover letters. If I am presented with the option of emailing the cover letter and resume, do I place myself at a disadvantage if I do so?

How about for public sector or government?

I'd rather not waste my time printing and mailing if I have a less than 1 in 100 chance of getting the job (1L, no grades, T14).

1) If I apply to a firm at one of its branch locations, can I send an application to another of its branches? Should I? Or Not?

2) What are the advantages and drawbacks of applying for a 1L Summer Associate position at a less well-known firm?

It seems that BigLaw generally take less than ten 1Ls per office (usually much less).

My adviser told me I should send letters to almost every firm if I want a chance (about 40-50 per city); but then I would just be sending out non-tailored cover letters that might make me look like I'm doing routine job apps.

My undergraduate GPA was magna cum in a business-related field, but I don't have extensive experience (I'm young compared to most).

What do I do? Do I focus only on non-paying internships, or do I apply to the BigLaw firms? And, if the latter, how exactly do I go about it? Tailor each letter very meticulously? Or send a hell of a lot to everyone?

Current Law Students / Test Scores on my Resume?
« on: November 03, 2007, 07:06:50 AM »
I'm a 1L soon I'll be look I'll be looking for a job. My career adviser critiqued my resume and says I should not put my test scores there. She says law firms don't want to see it. The problem is that I don't have a lot of experience (graduated from college within three years, and went straight to law school), and I think my test scores show that I'm pretty good at writing (800 on the SAT 2 writing and on the SAT verbal, [171 on the LSAT]).

Do I just omit the scores? It seems like a waste.

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