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Dr. Strangelove
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What's the job market going to be like in 2014?

Postby Dr. Strangelove » Thu May 06, 2010 12:19 pm

Thoughts?
Also my mom is really nagging me to not go to law school (she thinks I'm going to end up unemployed and wants me to go into public accounting instead)- while she can't force me to not go to law school, she's certainly going to try to convince me not to go. She's very stubborn and so am I.
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Re: What's the job market going to be like in 2014?

Postby Jarndyce » Thu May 06, 2010 12:31 pm

36.12% better.


Actually, I imagine that it will have to be either better or worse... I don't imagine that it will stay steady. The economy tends to be cyclical, so since we are now at the low end of things, it should definitely be somewhat better unless a major disaster were to occur which would cause it to get even worse.

Still, I imagine that firm hiring won't be as rampant as it used to be. I have the feeling that firms have learned their lessons regarding hiring too many SAs and paying too much money... if that is the case, then I would imagine that the improvement to law hiring is disproportionately low compared to the overall improvement in the economy. I could be (and hope that I am) wrong.

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Re: What's the job market going to be like in 2014?

Postby Renzo » Thu May 06, 2010 5:10 pm

Your mom is a smart lady. Go be an actuary.

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Re: What's the job market going to be like in 2014?

Postby romothesavior » Thu May 06, 2010 5:14 pm

Dr. Strangelove wrote:Thoughts?
Also my mom is really nagging me to not go to law school (she thinks I'm going to end up unemployed and wants me to go into public accounting instead)- while she can't force me to not go to law school, she's certainly going to try to convince me not to go. She's very stubborn and so am I.


I wish your mom and my mom would switch places. My mother thinks I'm a "special flower" and will succeed against the odds. She has no concept of the legal market or of the debt I'm about to incur.

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Re: What's the job market going to be like in 2014?

Postby OperaSoprano » Thu May 06, 2010 5:15 pm

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At least the puppy is cute, right?

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Postby eldizknee » Thu May 06, 2010 5:28 pm

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Re: What's the job market going to be like in 2014?

Postby Kobe_Teeth » Thu May 06, 2010 5:34 pm

What are you looking for people to tell you here?

This isn't topeconomistprojections.com

Get a clue.

No one knows but we all hope its better.
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Re: What's the job market going to be like in 2014?

Postby Dr. Strangelove » Thu May 06, 2010 5:48 pm

romothesavior wrote:
Dr. Strangelove wrote:Thoughts?
Also my mom is really nagging me to not go to law school (she thinks I'm going to end up unemployed and wants me to go into public accounting instead)- while she can't force me to not go to law school, she's certainly going to try to convince me not to go. She's very stubborn and so am I.


I wish your mom and my mom would switch places. My mother thinks I'm a "special flower" and will succeed against the odds. She has no concept of the legal market or of the debt I'm about to incur.


That is a good point. My mom is a realist and is aware that the economy could just kick me in the ass- even if I "try my best".

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Postby LateNight » Thu May 06, 2010 5:51 pm

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Re: What's the job market going to be like in 2014?

Postby Mickey Quicknumbers » Thu May 06, 2010 6:39 pm

based on this graph
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the trend is obvious, if you don't know exactly what the economy is going to do next year you are retarded

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Re: What's the job market going to be like in 2014?

Postby SteelReserve » Thu May 06, 2010 8:24 pm

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But seriously, it is very cool that your mom is not a "precious little snowflake/my son is gonna my little lawyuh" type of person. We could use more moms like yours.

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Re: What's the job market going to be like in 2014?

Postby swester » Thu May 06, 2010 9:08 pm

Dr. Strangelove wrote:Thoughts?
Also my mom is really nagging me to not go to law school (she thinks I'm going to end up unemployed and wants me to go into public accounting instead)- while she can't force me to not go to law school, she's certainly going to try to convince me not to go. She's very stubborn and so am I.


What a ridiculous question. 2014 is well after 2012, so the world will be long gone by then anyway.

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Re: What's the job market going to be like in 2014?

Postby solotee » Thu May 06, 2010 10:19 pm

WSJ reported a 32,000 increase of private sector jobs in April up from March. Government workers, including a substantial amount of census takers are not included in that figure.

I'm hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst.

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Re: What's the job market going to be like in 2014?

Postby underdawg » Fri May 07, 2010 2:10 am

your mom should like short mad stocks and get mad rich if she is so damn smart

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Re: What's the job market going to be like in 2014?

Postby GordonBombay » Fri May 07, 2010 2:12 am

This has potential to rival the Declaration of Intent to practice

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Re: What's the job market going to be like in 2014?

Postby crazycanuck » Fri May 07, 2010 2:58 am

Didn't you hear? World's ending in 2012. Take out as many loans as you want.

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Postby pany1985 » Fri May 07, 2010 3:06 am

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Postby pany1985 » Fri May 07, 2010 3:13 am

P.S. In the event that the skeleton hordes don't arrive, I revise my prediction to this:

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Re: What's the job market going to be like in 2014?

Postby Dr. Strangelove » Thu May 13, 2010 7:24 pm

Renzo wrote:Your mom is a smart lady. Go be an actuary.


I think you're right. In case law school seems like a bad idea at the end of 2011-she has given me some viable options of what to do after college.

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Re: What's the job market going to be like in 2014?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun May 16, 2010 9:49 am

I am a CPA for a big 4 public accounting firm. I graduated in 2008, and my entire plan was to get my CPA, work for 2 years, and go back to law school. After being in corporate accounting, i've had enough. Accounting is just as messed up as the legal market is. Partnership tracks, if you're lucky, (no joke) are 15-16 years (compared to 10-12 in the 90's), and everyone is planning their exit strategy. I am doing a complete 180 and I am going back to school and enrolling in a post-bac program in hopes for medical school. I figure I might as well utilize my ugrad high GPA for something...it really is that bad.

Now, that being said, if I were in your shoes right now, id suggest hiding in academia (or say some bs program like TFA or peace corps) , because I don't see anything changing for at least 5 years. But, if you are set on going to law school, work 2 years, wait for the storm to blow over abit (then you'll be certified for accounting), and go back to law school. Things in the work-force are getting better, but the only thing that'll solve it is time...




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