Action Jackson wrote:You said, "I have friends who just graduated from lower-ranked schools that have jobs already. Not small firms, ether." And, "If someone from a T4 with no connections can find a law job, surely you can." What you are saying, that SURELY a T14 grad can get a job if they want one, is what I have a problem with. Obviously OP has engendered a great deal of disdain in this thread, and I don't care about that. I care about YOU saying that SURELY a T14 grad can get a job, even though there aren't enough jobs out there.
What should have been obvious there is that OP isn't trying all that hard. She's made it plain to us that she hasn't. If someone who graduated from a T4 in the middle of her class can find a $70K job, OP should be able to find something. It's about compromise, not entitlement. I'm entitled to a lot of things., but it doesn't mean I'm going to get them just because I'm entitled to them.
Now I don't know what you're talking about anymore. So there weren't enough jobs out there for all T14 grads even in boom times, and now there are at least 1/2 as many jobs out there. Or are you saying that all those T14 grads were just lazy too?
My point was that it's never been easy to find a legal job. No one is saying that it's ever been easy. I certainly haven't, and wouldn't given the state of the economy, but considering OP's lack of effort, I stick by what I said about her sense of entitlement. Those T-14 grads found jobs eventually, btw.
SOME people are finding jobs. Not all. Maybe not even most. SOME. That is the difference between you and me. You see one person get a job and extrapolate that ALL people can get jobs, and I do not. Shit, I have a job lined up, so obviously it's doable, but like I said, I know people that don't. I don't think I got a job because I tried and they didn't. Hard working, smart T14 grads are getting shut out of employment. That is the reality of ITE. Maybe OP is just a lazy a-hole, I don't know, but I'm not tell OP that they can surely get a job if they just try, because I know that's a lie.
Not just "some". Many people are dropping the "woe is me" bullshit and taking what's available. OP needs to follow suit. That's what you seem to be missing....she only wants a certain kind of job, not what she can get. She'd have a much easier time if she'd drop the "biglaw or bust" attitude she seems to have and just look for any legal job, or something law-related.