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How is this news?

Postby gbpackerbacker » Sun Jan 02, 2011 5:46 pm

This was published in the Chicago Sun-Times today. It certainly is not breaking news, and the subject of the article attended John Marshall. Still, I suppose that it is a good thing that the Sun-Times publishes for a lot of delusional prospective students.

http://www.suntimes.com/business/305754 ... rview.html

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Re: How is this news?

Postby NZA » Sun Jan 02, 2011 5:50 pm

I guess hoi polloi may still be woefully ignorant of the current situation.

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Re: How is this news?

Postby Kilpatrick » Sun Jan 02, 2011 5:52 pm

Why do all these stories bury the most important part. She went to John Marshall, what did she expect? Why are we still supposed to have sympathy for these people? She should have done more research.

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Re: How is this news?

Postby General Tso » Sun Jan 02, 2011 5:58 pm

we know this stuff, but the general public does not. nobody back home believed me over christmas when I tried to explain how poor the legal job market was.

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Re: How is this news?

Postby UnTouChablE » Sun Jan 02, 2011 6:00 pm

Kilpatrick wrote:Why do all these stories bury the most important part. She went to John Marshall, what did she expect? Why are we still supposed to have sympathy for these people? She should have done more research.


Her story is not an indication of the state of the legal market. John Marshall is a TTT. She should have made better decisions or blame the ABA. Even in a good economy she would still have had some trouble.

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Re: How is this news?

Postby 2Serious4Numbers » Sun Jan 02, 2011 6:06 pm

UnTouChablE wrote:
Kilpatrick wrote:Why do all these stories bury the most important part. She went to John Marshall, what did she expect? Why are we still supposed to have sympathy for these people? She should have done more research.


Her story is not an indication of the state of the legal market. John Marshall is a TTT. She should have made better decisions or blame the ABA. Even in a good economy she would still have had some trouble.


TITCR

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Re: How is this news?

Postby mbusch22 » Sun Jan 02, 2011 6:08 pm

UnTouChablE wrote:
Kilpatrick wrote:Why do all these stories bury the most important part. She went to John Marshall, what did she expect? Why are we still supposed to have sympathy for these people? She should have done more research.


Her story is not an indication of the state of the legal market. John Marshall is a TTT. She should have made better decisions or blame the ABA. Even in a good economy she would still have had some trouble.


Its extremely annoying the article mentions nothing about the school's 4th tier rank. I do not feel sorry for her.

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Re: How is this news?

Postby concurrent fork » Sun Jan 02, 2011 7:22 pm

Recently Atassi has considered starting her own small law practice.

Of course she has. Consult clients in mom's basement.

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Re: How is this news?

Postby Aqualibrium » Sun Jan 02, 2011 7:33 pm

I don't think the article glossed over where she went to school. Fact of the matter is, most people believe that law is a profitable field period, and that where you went to school doesn't matter at all. The concept of regional placement, and the large/midsized firm hiring model is not something they have any knowledge of.

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Re: How is this news?

Postby npe » Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:01 am

Twenty-five-year old Chicagoan Randah Atassi, who graduated from law school last May after clerking for two judges and completing an internship at the Cook County Public Defender’s office, has learned that’s no longer the case.


No.

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Re: How is this news?

Postby Black-Blue » Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:22 am

npe wrote:
Twenty-five-year old Chicagoan Randah Atassi, who graduated from law school last May after clerking for two judges and completing an internship at the Cook County Public Defender’s office, has learned that’s no longer the case.


No.

Lol another issue of clerkship vs. internship

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Re: How is this news?

Postby Lasker » Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:58 am

LOL at the guy in the Chicago Times comments section who keeps posting links to openings for Law Professors.

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Re: How is this news?

Postby Jessep » Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:55 pm

Eh. It really just depends on a person's individual situation and school. I went to a lower ranked school, and the employment seems about even with schools that are much higher ranked. Granted, the higher ranked schools have more people entering big law....but people are landing $50-60k starting jobs, which isn't bad when there is income growth potential and your original career prospects were $10/hr with little growth potential.

It's funny how black and white law students, or recent grads, can be when the profession deals almost exclusively with gray.

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Re: How is this news?

Postby Lokomani » Mon Jan 03, 2011 2:12 pm

Jessep wrote:It's funny how black and white law students, or recent grads, can be when the profession deals almost exclusively with gray.



It's because so many law school students haven't really worked. In a jerb. With t3h depression. Working will expose you to the bullshit that comes with the territory, as well as how to hold off judgment because things are rarely what you think.

Unfortunately Ally Mcbeal is the closest most law students ever got to the actual working conditions of the profession before going to law school.

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Re: How is this news?

Postby romothesavior » Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:51 pm

Horrible journalism. Things have sucked or JMLS for decades. Its like writing, "Hey we landed on the moon!"




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