ilovesf wrote: Jeremyl wrote:
At Hastings, they had more of their 2010 graduates "employed" by the law school (58) than any other job category, except firms 2-10 (60). And even then, only 38 of those 60 in firms 2-10 were full time.
42% of that class was either unemployed or in a part-time job. 42 percent!!! That means just a little over half had a full time job, and who knows how many of those full time jobs actually require a jd. http://placementsummary.abaquestionnair ... eport.aspx
Smooth Sail wrote:I hope it's more than just the rank behind the recommendations.
Sadly, I'm afraid it isn't.
No, people are saying it because it provides better job opportunities than his other options , especially if he wants CA and IP.
Oh please do explain
I'll concede that if the OP wants CA, then he should go to a school in CA.
But unless he wants a part-time job at the law school (which is basically where the largest percentage of its 2010 class ended up), I'd advise not to go to Hastings. When the chance of you being unemployed or in a part time job is 23% greater than your chances of landing in a firm of 51+, I'd say you don't have good, realistic job opportunities. But that's just me.
ETA: there is a 14% greater chance of ending up unemployed or in a part-time jerb than the chances of landing a full time gig in a firm 11+!!!! There is a 5% greater chance that you will end up unemployed or in a part time job than the chances of getting a full time job in a firm with more than one attorney!!! Holy moly