Interesting. My notion of satisfactory employment has relatively little to do with pay scale and everything to do with interesting work with interesting people. A DA or PD office in a respectable location seems just fine to me. I won't be coming out of law school with any debt, so my situation may be uncommon. But if I wanted to get a firm job at some kind of mid-size firm in my region, that's entirely attainable?
I am a 0L, but I figured the students board would be a better place to ask about jobs. I have several friends at top14 schools, but I am still pending at the ones i applied to, and I am operating under the assumption that I won't be getting in. Pleasantly, I still got a pile of cash from UIUC, Minn, and WUSTL, because I can't see myself paying full price at anywhere outside the very top. I think I will do very well, but I am trying to get a handle on the risks if I don't. I have a good job as an analyst, but the work doesn't challenge or interest me, so I thought I'd try being a criminal attorney. Now I find myself wondering whether I would be better to stay put and try another line of work. Maybe finance.
well, if you are getting money from WUSTL, then i would assume you would break the T14 somewhere in which case I would definitely take that over any money from other schools. I only asked if you were a OL because I find that so many people take the money over the school when there are ways to pay down your loans regardless of what you do after graduation and a degree from a better school will open up a lot more doors.finance? ehh... law school is a tough decision to make. I didnt know whether i wanted to go until the first week of classes.
Law school is like playing craps. Its a complete gamble. If you go into it thinking you are going to be a the top of your class, you could be extremely disappointed. You have to go in thinking that you will be happy being a lawyer in any context and for any employer. If not, you are only setting yourself up for disappointment. I lucked out and got a respectable job, but I had to struggle to get the job. Many of my friends are still looking for employment.