Possible explanations for unemployment beyond ITE

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Re: Possible explanations for unemployment beyond ITE

Postby fatduck » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:55 am

i think that very, very few people understand the regional nature of a law degree going into law school.

i know i had no idea that "ties" would be necessary, etc, and i'm not an idiot. most people i've explained it to in other fields seem kind of surprised by it.

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Re: Possible explanations for unemployment beyond ITE

Postby fatduck » Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:05 am

flem wrote:It seems pretty specific to law, probably because networking is so important and firms can be selective due to a surplus of graduates.

I think a lot of people take the rankings as gospel and otherwise smart people go "Oh, WUSTL is ranked in the top 25, it must have a great national reputation."

I want to go to school in region A, but I wank to work in region B (where you have no ties or explanation for being there)

I think people just treat it like undergrad and think they'll be mobile otherwise.

but it does work that way even in other grad programs

a friend of mine is a phd, and i was like "where are you looking to work after you graduate?" he's like "oh i dunno, maybe the pacific northwest, i've heard it's nice up there." and it's not even a big deal, even though he's from the south and went to school in the south.




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