The higher ranking school you go to, the better your chances. In the T20, I have not found a school with less than a 93% rate of employment 9 months after graduation. Not to shabby for the poor economy. I'd assume that the bottom 10% of many schools struggle to find jobs
Thats why I want to pursue law with the hopes of working for the federal government. I just want to know how hard that is?
My next question is that I have done some research about the lifestyle and working conditions of lawyers who work at big law firms. I can come right out and say that I don't have the desire to earn 100K+ meaning making anywhere from 80k-95k will make me happy. I can spread the loan on a 30 year term even though it will cost me more in interest, it will increase my monthly cash flow. I want to work 9-5 and have good vacation days etc. I know that its possible in the Federal Government as an attorney, along with job security which you cant put a price on.... 60-80 hour work weeks are not my thing.
I want to work 9-5
Quote from: harkkam on September 17, 2010, 07:28:51 AMI want to work 9-5 Seconding the prior poster - the legal profession generally does not operate on a 9-5 schedule. There are exceptions, but that is what they are: exceptions. Whether in private practice, government employ, or academia, most any legal job will have inconsistent hours. You may not be doing 80-hour weeks, but even if you average 40 hours a week or less, those hours are unlikely to come in even daily chunks.I have spent many a late night working with federal employees, including government lawyers.