So I apologize to you and the rest of the board, including Fruit Loops.
I graduated top third and with honors from Tulane Law School in December and I am still unemployed. I moved to Dallas in January, but the firm I worked for during the summer laid me off (with other attorneys). I already passed the Texas bar in February but I still can't find a legal job. Currently I am working at Starbucks and at a bar to pay rent and my $2000/month student loans.
OK, thanks. I was confused with the insults, this is the first time I came across this website so I didn't know if that stuff was expected. I just needed somewhere to rant because I am sick of people complimenting me for my "achievements" when I have no job to show for it.As far as waiting outside a courthouse, I wouldn't even know how to approach random people for jobs. I think that might even breach some ABA PR rules regarding solicitation but I am not familiar with the Texas rules (I guess I can look that stuff up while I have the time). Also, I am not interested in litigation at all. While I know that beggars can't be choosers, I'm hoping my degree from Tulane provides more opportunities beyond litigation and insurance defense. But as the weeks turn into months, I am becoming more dramatic, stressed out, and short with people. The good news is that I am so stressed that I can skip meals because I am not getting hungry. If anything, law school has been a great diet for me
Makes sense. But not considering your connections do you have a sense about career options out of your/op's school assuming one doesn't suck at life and has social/interviewing skills that rate higher than an amoebas?
Quote from: SCK2008 on May 20, 2008, 10:00:50 PMMakes sense. But not considering your connections do you have a sense about career options out of your/op's school assuming one doesn't suck at life and has social/interviewing skills that rate higher than an amoebas? I had multiple summer job offers from firms that I had no connection to other than sending them my resume. My credentials are pretty average and Tulane was my only selling point...I can't even explain how easy my life would be if my grades were top third...
Things wrong with the OP...Winter graduation means OP had to either withdraw a semester or fail multiple classes... (Tulane only offers full time and does not charge by the credit hour)OP already knows the billable hours and pay of a firm he hasn't interviewed forOP found a firm that takes "applications"OP doesn't understand Dallas mass transitEven Dallas PI/ID firms don't require 2000+ billablesOP had BIGTEX and now works at StarbucksOP makes no mention of severance or post termination assistance (BIGTEX firms offer fantastic assistance to the people they lay off to preserve their name)Did OP go to law school? Does OP live in Dallas?