Legal Field Is Nation’s Most Difficult Industry forJobPlcmnt

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Legal Field Is Nation’s Most Difficult Industry forJobPlcmnt

Postby MTal » Fri Sep 09, 2011 6:47 pm

Less than 1 opening available for every 100 working attorneys. For those who claim that "networking" and "hustling" is the cure for legal job woes, I ask, how can you fit 100 square pegs into 1 round hole?

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/ ... t_website_

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Re: Legal Field Is Nation’s Most Difficult Industry forJobPlcmnt

Postby Bildungsroman » Fri Sep 09, 2011 6:53 pm

MTal wrote: how can you fit 100 square pegs into 1 round hole?

I saw a movie that accomplished this with two gallons of water-based lubricant.

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Re: Legal Field Is Nation’s Most Difficult Industry forJobPlcmnt

Postby maximator » Fri Sep 09, 2011 6:54 pm

It looks like this is based on the number of jobs posted on simplyhired. I'm not sure that that is exactly representative of how lawyers find jobs.

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Postby shock259 » Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:57 pm

There's a thread for this.

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Re: Legal Field Is Nation’s Most Difficult Industry forJobPlcmnt

Postby JCougar » Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:18 pm

maximator wrote:It looks like this is based on the number of jobs posted on simplyhired. I'm not sure that that is exactly representative of how lawyers find jobs.


Unless you go to a T6 or a school of a very similar ranking, it's probably how the majority of law grads find jobs these days. Anything below the T6, and less than half of the class is getting a job through OCI. And even within the T6, there's probably plenty of people on Simply Hired...just not the majority. If you haven't been paying attention, the bottom 1/3 to 1/4 of the lower T10 schools are graduating unemployed. Their best hope is probably something like Simply Hired.

I'm pretty sold on the Simply Hired demographic being a representative sample.

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Re: Legal Field Is Nation’s Most Difficult Industry forJobPlcmnt

Postby TheFactor » Sun Sep 11, 2011 3:40 pm

Is the ABA Journal required reading for Foot Locker managers or do you just read it for fun?

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Re: Legal Field Is Nation’s Most Difficult Industry forJobPlcmnt

Postby haus » Sun Sep 11, 2011 3:43 pm

I am sure that the number of jobs available for those who are this bad at research and logical thinking are quite low.

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Re: Legal Field Is Nation’s Most Difficult Industry forJobPlcmnt

Postby Helmholtz » Sun Sep 11, 2011 3:46 pm

MTal wrote:Less than 1 opening available for every 100 working attorneys. . . . I ask, how can you fit 100 square pegs into 1 round hole?


There is something not right about this......

Again, I am astonished that MTal's logical and analytical reasoning did not land him #1 at Seton Hall or wherever the hell he was.

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Re: Legal Field Is Nation’s Most Difficult Industry forJobPlcmnt

Postby Helmholtz » Sun Sep 11, 2011 3:47 pm

TheFactor wrote:Is the ABA Journal required reading for Foot Locker managers or do you just read it for fun?


I hear jobs at Foot Locker start out at $75,000 and if you work hard, you'll be manager in three years, making $180,000 pre-bonus.

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Re: Legal Field Is Nation’s Most Difficult Industry forJobPlcmnt

Postby TheFactor » Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:09 pm

Helmholtz wrote:
TheFactor wrote:Is the ABA Journal required reading for Foot Locker managers or do you just read it for fun?


I hear jobs at Foot Locker start out at $75,000 and if you work hard, you'll be manager in three years, making $180,000 pre-bonus.

The super-talented can get there in a year and a half.




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