Grizz wrote:I'll stand by mine, based on my experience with a dozen odd small firms of various sizes and practice areas. New clients usually find the firms through networking, not looking online and being impressed by some sick Ivy bio. Laterals are hired based on the strength of their book and/or ability to develop that book. I don't see it.
The only place that did care somewhat that I found was the USAO. Transcripts and school were a factor in hiring decisions in my district, if only a small one.
I meant it on the client side. Since you will be at small size practices, you have to hustle for clients. Having the right degree and selling it properly, especially in the school's own market really helps a lot.
I didn't imply to say that the degree will get you jobs directly. I meant that it will give you advantages for your practice/career and will net you better career opportunities indirectly.