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.
I understand your frustration. My whole life I was told that going to college would get you a good job. I did what all the adults in my life told me and went to college. Now I cannot find a job to save my life. My question for you is...do you honestly think your comment is going to change anyone's mind? Im broke and facing having to default on my loans from my undergraduate degree. If law school does nothing else it buys me three more years. I feel like law school is the ONLY thing my undergrad degree has gotten me and you are telling me to give that up? What is the worst that could happen? I end up unemployed and homeless...well that is gonna happen even if I don't go to law school. At least if I have a law education I will be a homeless person with a darn good understand of the law.
Many people in many fields are having a hard time finding jobs no matter what the pedigree or field.
Okay, Okay... I've got the answer.EVERYONE GO TO LAW SCHOOL!!!Just wait to go until you've saved up $50,000-$100,000 first.Problem Solved.
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.