Do you honest believe that enough lawyers are doing that to scew the stats that bad? Do you really think law grads by huge waves are taking minimum wage jobs?
Quote from: LincolnLover on December 08, 2011, 01:13:17 PMDo you honest believe that enough lawyers are doing that to scew the stats that bad? Do you really think law grads by huge waves are taking minimum wage jobs?Yes. I know of at least 6 in my graduating class (2009) that had no jobs at graduation and who still haven't made their way into the legal services market. One of the six contacts me about every other month to see if I can help her. 6/170 = 3.5% = 6 new burger flippers in the world = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFQyib5ZQZY
I hate sounding like a jaded 3L, but yeah - things are rough for law school graduates right now.A friend of mine graduated in the top 10%. She hasn't found work yet. She's been contemplating opening her own firm. In the meantime, she found a job in the legal field just recently! She's proctoring law school exams at the law school.I wish the positive, rosy outlook was accurate, but I'm afraid that right now, things are far worse than the numbers imply. Good people are having a hard time getting work. Those who do are happy to accept lower salaries (most of the folks I know who graduated are happy to earn $40-$50k, with some happy to earn even less.). As a matter of fact, I don't know a single graduate in the last two years who landed one of those six figure gigs.Do you?
So your friends have honestly been working at fastfood this entire time? They tell you that?
Quote from: LincolnLover on December 09, 2011, 03:56:03 PMSo your friends have honestly been working at fastfood this entire time? They tell you that? Some tell me, some don't. The ones that don't usually can't hide it - my state's bar gives info on the firms that attorneys work for. If no firm is listed, it's not hard to make the inference.
So if someone is solo practioner does it show that too? Does it show lawyers even if no job, or do they only appear on the list once hired into a firm?
Quote from: LincolnLover on December 13, 2011, 06:51:31 PMSo if someone is solo practioner does it show that too? Does it show lawyers even if no job, or do they only appear on the list once hired into a firm?Yes, if you're a member of the bar, you must post your employment. If you're a solo, it will say so. The names appear in the database by virtue of bar membership. The correct employment must be listed to confirm whether or not members are in a position requiring them to maintain an IOLTA account.
Can you copy&paste someones info here that says fastfood so we can see it?
If out of 170 people only 6 couldn't find employment I would say your school did a pretty good job. I can't think of any other profession other than perhaps medicine that finds related jobs for more than 95% of it's graduates. If 164 found jobs and 6 didn't I am guessing there is a problem with the 6 people not your school or the legal profession.