Current Law Students / Re: Why You Should Think Twice About Remaining in Law (or Going to Law School)« on: February 25, 2014, 10:52:23 AM »
I strongly disagree with the above replies. I graduated two years ago from a tier-1 school, did an externship with a federal judge, completed a certification in my desired field, volunteered to do pro-bono work, and still have not been able to find a real job. Although its true that the job market for young professionals is generally weak, the legal job market is particularly bad. Anyone thinking of going to law school now is a real fool.
Well, I don't know the details of situation but have you considered moving to different area? Or opening a solo practice? Or starting a small firm with friends from law school?
Look, it's tough out there and I completely get that. But I know people who graduated from T4 schools in the last couple of years, and have successful practices. Clearly it can be done. I think the key to develop skills that actually translate into gaining clients and learning how to practice law.