rad law wrote: Matthies wrote:
rad law wrote: Just saying "employed" obfuscates the true nature of hiring from a school, that for many students at less prestigious schools their JD won't make them more employable in any measurable way. And a lot of prospective students don't realize it.
And this obfuscates the true purpose of a school
, with is education and granting the JD
, its not a placement agency or a replacement for having no clue how to find a job on your own. And a lot of prospective students don't realize this.
But with scads more JDs than jobs, many, especially from less prestigious schools will not find legal employment. You can't hustle your way into legal work that doesn't exist.
There are scads more JDs than jobs, hence why looking for a job when you did not get one from school by responding to a want ad or school job posting leads to such a low success rate. Once that job add goes out your likely (at least in my market, to get 100's or resumes).
I know attorneys and firms here who have stopped adverting positions completely because of the overwhelming amount of responses they get, and the fact that people, even though the add says no calls or e-mails, do it anyway. It can be extremely disruptive to the practice and hell on the staff. Hence people turn to what they have allays turned to, the "internal job market" i.e. asking people they know if they know anybody good for the job, putting out an add only as last resort if that does not work.
In the fall we had six 3L's, all without offers, join my Inn of the Court, by graduation all six had job offers from Inn members for jobs no one else knew about because they came from the internal market. Three of those jobs came from firms like Davis , Graham and Stubs, H&H and another big firm in town.
There ARE jobs out there, you just need to know where and how to look and how to find them with the least amount of compeation from others. The pople who do are the ones that get the jobs no one else knew about.