JazzOne wrote:blsingindisguise wrote:smears wrote:Wait a second.....are you telling me that sitting through another 3 years of college wont guarantee that I'm going to have a ridiculous salary and tons of prestige?
I thought that surely 3 more years of college and the world would just fall in my lap.
I'm totally disappointed now. Thanks for letting me know.
This post is basically the equivalent of sticking your fingers in your ears and yelling. The 0Ls around here love to play the "I know what I'm getting into" card. "I know I'm not guaranteed anything. I know I'll have to hustle." You're really missing the point.
I'm a 3L with a good job lined up. You know who doesn't have a job lined up though? Almost every single 3L I know. I'm not talking about lots of money and prestige, I'm talking about A JOB. AT ALL. Our career center people are actually telling students that they expect only 20% to have a job on graduation. And that's what career services is telling us, so I assume it's slightly inflated. What are you going to come back with, a sarcastic post that you're shocked law school only gives you a 20% shot at a job? Because my guess is if you graduated jobless you actually would be shocked, regardless of what you may say.
If you're on your way to a better school than I attend, more power to you. Even at NYU and Columbia people are graduating jobless. And that's ignoring all the people who got jobs and were then laid off.
Just because you know law school stats are inflated doesn't mean you know what's up.
Well said. But would you have believed it before OCI? I did not.
I wonder if it is worth it to try to make a consolidated thread where 3Ls can post their experiences? Something like a compilation of anecdotal evidence which might give a more accurate reflection of the job percentages?
I don't know if accurate data about the job status of 3L's and the OCI experience is posted anywhere on any site?
I hope people listen to these valid concerns, it is almost impossible to warn someone of danger, but with the large amounts of money involved, people have to be cautious. I know that sometimes there can be a tone of "these people are just trying to discourage the competition from new law students" but I think most people can tell when people are sincerely trying to help.