"People who go to law school don't get a job"

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"People who go to law school don't get a job"

Postby katesearches » Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:24 pm

when people hear that I'm applying for admissions to law school, they all start talking about supposed unemployment statistics that say most people who go to law school end up without a job.

Does anyone just get tired of people telling them about this?

A lot of this talk usually comes from people who have considered going to law school, but have decided to either work or go for a PhD. I just think that with ANY career path, you risk not being able to get a job (right away)...

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Re: "People who go to law school don't get a job"

Postby IHeartPhilly » Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:30 pm

katesearches wrote:Does anyone just get tired of people telling them about this?


Yes, but it's true.

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Re: "People who go to law school don't get a job"

Postby North » Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:31 pm

Few of those other career paths charge upwards of $150,000 for their poor chances at a job, brah.

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Re: "People who go to law school don't get a job"

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:34 pm

Almost everybody I know who isn't well-versed about the current state of the legal profession is like "wow you're in law school you're going to be a gazillionaire all lawyers are rich derp derp derp."

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Re: "People who go to law school don't get a job"

Postby RedBirds2011 » Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:34 pm

katesearches wrote:when people hear that I'm applying for admissions to law school, they all start talking about supposed unemployment statistics that say most people who go to law school end up without a job.

Does anyone just get tired of people telling them about this?

A lot of this talk usually comes from people who have considered going to law school, but have decided to either work or go for a PhD. I just think that with ANY career path, you risk not being able to get a job (right away)...




Lol Phd job prospects are even worse than law job prospects. Also, around half of law students getting legal employment does not equal "nobody gets a job." I fuckig hate extreme statements like this. However, it depends on the school.

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Re: "People who go to law school don't get a job"

Postby sunynp » Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:37 pm

For real UN-employment statistics - check this thread:

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=181723

and then read Law School Transparency

and then if you have more questions about the job market, please ask away.

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Re: "People who go to law school don't get a job"

Postby suzige » Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:38 pm

Some career paths more than others run that risk. The reality right now is that many professions are suffering, including the legal one. You've just got to be realistic about what you're getting yourself into. Get into the best school you can with as limited debt as possible.

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Re: "People who go to law school don't get a job"

Postby RedBirds2011 » Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:41 pm

suzige wrote:Some career paths more than others run that risk. The reality right now is that many professions are suffering, including the legal one. You've just got to be realistic about what you're getting yourself into. Get into the best school you can with as limited debt as possible.

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Re: "People who go to law school don't get a job"

Postby IHeartPhilly » Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:48 pm

sunynp wrote:Get into the best school you can with as limited debt as possible.

TTTT sticker/free pretzel bites from cafeteria provided I maintain 3.75

suzige wrote: You've just got to be realistic about what you're getting yourself into


Biglaw or bust!

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Re: "People who go to law school don't get a job"

Postby BearsGrl » Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:53 pm

IHeartPhilly wrote:
sunynp wrote:Get into the best school you can with as limited debt as possible.

TTTT sticker/free pretzel bites from cafeteria provided I maintain 3.75

suzige wrote: You've just got to be realistic about what you're getting yourself into


Biglaw or bust!


Shouldn't you be giving your mentor advice on how to help her fledgling network that is tanking?

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Re: "People who go to law school don't get a job"

Postby beezy08 » Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:53 pm

MrPapagiorgio wrote:Almost everybody I know who isn't well-versed about the current state of the legal profession is like "wow you're in law school you're going to be a gazillionaire all lawyers are rich derp derp derp."


+1. Pretty annoying. Then they all look at me like I have three heads when/if I tell them otherwise and that I plan to make $40K.

I guess it'd be equally as annoying if they were telling me that nobody gets a job.

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Re: "People who go to law school don't get a job"

Postby sunynp » Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:56 pm

IHeartPhilly wrote:
sunynp wrote:Get into the best school you can with as limited debt as possible.

TTTT sticker/free pretzel bites from cafeteria provided I maintain 3.75

suzige wrote: You've just got to be realistic about what you're getting yourself into


Biglaw or bust!


I think you accidentally misquoted me - I didn't say that.

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Re: "People who go to law school don't get a job"

Postby IHeartPhilly » Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:03 pm

sunynp wrote:
IHeartPhilly wrote:
sunynp wrote:Get into the best school you can with as limited debt as possible.

TTTT sticker/free pretzel bites from cafeteria provided I maintain 3.75

suzige wrote: You've just got to be realistic about what you're getting yourself into


Biglaw or bust!


I think you accidentally misquoted me - I didn't say that.


Perhaps I misconstrued what you wrote, but the quote-function copied it verbatim. Regardless, it was a vain attempt to make a joke using pretzel bites as a punchline.

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Re: "People who go to law school don't get a job"

Postby Geist13 » Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:05 pm

RedBirds2011 wrote:
katesearches wrote:when people hear that I'm applying for admissions to law school, they all start talking about supposed unemployment statistics that say most people who go to law school end up without a job.

Does anyone just get tired of people telling them about this?

A lot of this talk usually comes from people who have considered going to law school, but have decided to either work or go for a PhD. I just think that with ANY career path, you risk not being able to get a job (right away)...




Lol Phd job prospects are even worse than law job prospects. Also, around half of law students getting legal employment does not equal "nobody gets a job." I fuckig hate extreme statements like this. However, it depends on the school.


LOL PhD students get paid to attend (i.e. they don't go 200k in debt to be unemployed).

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Re: "People who go to law school don't get a job"

Postby RedBirds2011 » Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:06 pm

Geist13 wrote:
RedBirds2011 wrote:
katesearches wrote:when people hear that I'm applying for admissions to law school, they all start talking about supposed unemployment statistics that say most people who go to law school end up without a job.

Does anyone just get tired of people telling them about this?

A lot of this talk usually comes from people who have considered going to law school, but have decided to either work or go for a PhD. I just think that with ANY career path, you risk not being able to get a job (right away)...




Lol Phd job prospects are even worse than law job prospects. Also, around half of law students getting legal employment does not equal "nobody gets a job." I fuckig hate extreme statements like this. However, it depends on the school.


LOL PhD students get paid to attend (i.e. they don't go 200k in debt to be unemployed).



I know bro. I was a PhD student. Doesn't mean they get jobs. HTH

Edit: Also, not all law students pay 200,000 to attend.

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Re: "People who go to law school don't get a job"

Postby Geist13 » Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:08 pm

RedBirds2011 wrote:
Geist13 wrote:
RedBirds2011 wrote:
katesearches wrote:when people hear that I'm applying for admissions to law school, they all start talking about supposed unemployment statistics that say most people who go to law school end up without a job.

Does anyone just get tired of people telling them about this?

A lot of this talk usually comes from people who have considered going to law school, but have decided to either work or go for a PhD. I just think that with ANY career path, you risk not being able to get a job (right away)...




Lol Phd job prospects are even worse than law job prospects. Also, around half of law students getting legal employment does not equal "nobody gets a job." I fuckig hate extreme statements like this. However, it depends on the school.


LOL PhD students get paid to attend (i.e. they don't go 200k in debt to be unemployed).


I know bro. I was a PhD student. Doesn't mean they get jobs. HTH



It does mean that mean that comparing JDs to PhDs makes no sense. Debt is the reason people are so negative about the JD jobprospects.

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Re: "People who go to law school don't get a job"

Postby BearsGrl » Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:11 pm

Geist wrote:
It does mean that mean that comparing JDs to PhDs makes no sense. Debt is the reason people are so negative about the JD jobprospects.


Shouldn't they be mad at their poor decision skills instead?

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Re: "People who go to law school don't get a job"

Postby Geist13 » Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:12 pm

BearsGrl wrote:
Geist wrote:
It does mean that mean that comparing JDs to PhDs makes no sense. Debt is the reason people are so negative about the JD jobprospects.


Shouldn't they be mad at their poor decision skills instead?


Who is they? There are two groups of people in the sentence you are quoting.

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Re: "People who go to law school don't get a job"

Postby RedBirds2011 » Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:14 pm

@Geist:


Thank you for enlightening me on something I had no idea about! It's all brand new information to me.

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Re: "People who go to law school don't get a job"

Postby BearsGrl » Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:16 pm

Geist13 wrote:
BearsGrl wrote:
Geist wrote:
It does mean that mean that comparing JDs to PhDs makes no sense. Debt is the reason people are so negative about the JD jobprospects.


Shouldn't they be mad at their poor decision skills instead?


Who is they? There are two groups of people in the sentence you are quoting.


People that go into debt that can't afford it. You know, the whole education bubble concept.

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Re: "People who go to law school don't get a job"

Postby kwais » Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:16 pm

BearsGrl!!

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Re: "People who go to law school don't get a job"

Postby Ludo! » Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:18 pm

BearsGrl posting in a thread and she's not the one who messes up quoting :shock:

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Re: "People who go to law school don't get a job"

Postby RedBirds2011 » Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:20 pm

kwais wrote:BearsGrl!!



Yes! This threads potential just skyrocketed

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Re: "People who go to law school don't get a job"

Postby top30man » Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:21 pm

kwais wrote:BearsGrl!!

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Re: "People who go to law school don't get a job"

Postby Geist13 » Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:22 pm

RedBirds2011 wrote:@Geist:


Thank you for enlightening me on something I had no idea about! It's all brand new information to me.


how responsive. anything else to add other than sarcasm? the point still stands that the main reason why people get worked up about low JD job prospects is the debt that students take to get there. So, like I said, it really makes no sense to compare their situation to PhD students, who take on little to no debt.




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