« on: August 11, 2009, 01:42:17 PM »
I don't think there aren't some jobs out there like what you are describing, I just think there a lot less than most 0Ls would imagine. For govt jobs specifically, look at the Arizona honors handbook. It will show you that many govt agencies do not hire fresh grads, and the ones who do don't hire as much as you think.
I'm not sure how you would know how much I think government agencies hire fresh law school graduates, but I am by no means blind to the fact that there are many, many fewer jobs available in the DOJ or State Department than in firms, especially right out of law school or grad school. Wherever I end up, I plan on meeting with career services and academic advisors as soon as possible to craft a set of classes (perhaps a JD/MA in international affairs or area studies) which will make me most marketable for such careers.
Look at the schools' LRAP program terms carefully if you want to take advantage of LRAP post-grad. Some schools' LRAPs may not cover you depending on the specifics of your job function.
Yeah, I've read up on Michigan's and Berkeley's, and both include government offices amongst LRAP-eligible positions.
Also, bump. Any thoughts from anyone on the stats I posted on the last page? I calculated them for 2008 and 2007 cycles as well, and with a few exceptions they turned out more or less the same, percentage-wise.