Current Job Status for Law Students (poll)

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Job Status?

1. 1L no summer job
17
15%
2. 1L have summer job
43
38%
3. 2L no summer job
2
2%
4. 2L have summer job
32
29%
5. 3L no permanent legal employment
7
6%
6. 3L have permanent legal employment
4
4%
7. No longer want to practice law
7
6%
 
Total votes: 112

Cal4future
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Current Job Status for Law Students (poll)

Postby Cal4future » Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:36 am

I want to get an idea of how law students are fairing in terms of summer employment and post 3L employment.

edit: added option 7
Last edited by Cal4future on Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:08 am, edited 2 times in total.

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Re: Current Job Status for Law Students (poll)

Postby Cal4future » Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:57 am

Seems like things are positive. Bump.

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Re: Current Job Status for Law Students (poll)

Postby somewhatwayward » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:00 am

you're going to get selection bias, though, bc people who have jobs will be more inclined to respond.

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Re: Current Job Status for Law Students (poll)

Postby Cal4future » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:04 am

True, I just wanted a sampling of TLSrs though.

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Re: Current Job Status for Law Students (poll)

Postby Anonymous Loser » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:11 am

somewhatwayward wrote:you're going to get selection bias, though, bc people who have jobs will be more inclined to respond.


I'm not so sure if this is an accurate assumption. In fact, the opposite may be true: posters here seem more than willing to voice concerns about their lack of employment.

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Re: Current Job Status for Law Students (poll)

Postby OGR3 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:17 am

It'd be nice if there were options for paid/unpaid summer job, at least for 1Ls.

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Re: Current Job Status for Law Students (poll)

Postby Cal4future » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:21 am

I thought about adding paid/unpaid but that would make the poll a little too complex. If anything I would have done paid/unpaid 2L jobs. 1L doesn't matter.

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Re: Current Job Status for Law Students (poll)

Postby FalafelWaffle » Mon Mar 14, 2011 12:07 pm

Anonymous Loser wrote:
somewhatwayward wrote:you're going to get selection bias, though, bc people who have jobs will be more inclined to respond.


I'm not so sure if this is an accurate assumption. In fact, the opposite may be true: posters here seem more than willing to voice concerns about their lack of employment.


The real overarching selection bias is polling the forums. This place is about as far from a nonrandom sample of law students as you can get. But still, if the OP just wants to know if there is a nontrivial amount of people with jobs to make him/herself feel better about going to law school (and I of course would like to know the same), and identifies with the posters as his peers and doesn't care as long as he sees decent numbers and whether or not you can draw a statistically valid conclusion be damned, then yes. Fuck.

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Re: Current Job Status for Law Students (poll)

Postby dood » Mon Mar 14, 2011 12:14 pm

FalafelWaffle wrote:
Anonymous Loser wrote:
somewhatwayward wrote:you're going to get selection bias, though, bc people who have jobs will be more inclined to respond.


I'm not so sure if this is an accurate assumption. In fact, the opposite may be true: posters here seem more than willing to voice concerns about their lack of employment.


The real overarching selection bias is polling the forums. This place is about as far from a nonrandom sample of law students as you can get. But still, if the OP just wants to know if there is a nontrivial amount of people with jobs to make him/herself feel better about going to law school (and I of course would like to know the same), and identifies with the posters as his peers and doesn't care as long as he sees decent numbers and whether or not you can draw a statistically valid conclusion be damned, then yes. Fuck.


fwiw, the 10/11 of the 2Ls with jerbs are HYS LR folks, and the 1 non is an IPer with a Ph.D. in molecular biology.

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Re: Current Job Status for Law Students (poll)

Postby Cal4future » Mon Mar 14, 2011 12:43 pm

[quote="FalafelWaffle"][quote="Anonymous Loser"][quote="somewhatwayward"]you're going to get selection bias, though, bc people who have jobs will be more inclined to respond.[/quote]

I'm not so sure if this is an accurate assumption. In fact, the opposite may be true: posters here seem more than willing to voice concerns about their lack of employment.[/quote]

The real overarching selection bias is polling the forums. This place is about as far from a nonrandom sample of law students as you can get. But still, if the OP just wants to know if there is a nontrivial amount of people with jobs to make him/herself feel better about going to law school (and I of course would like to know the same), and identifies with the posters as his peers and doesn't care as long as he sees decent numbers and whether or not you can draw a statistically valid conclusion be damned, then yes. Fuck.[/quote]

I'm a 2L, I have a job, and I don't go to HYS. I am just curious as to the job status for TLSrs.

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Re: Current Job Status for Law Students (poll)

Postby somewhatwayward » Mon Mar 14, 2011 12:49 pm

^
you missed the joke.

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Re: Current Job Status for Law Students (poll)

Postby FalafelWaffle » Mon Mar 14, 2011 12:52 pm

Cal4future wrote:
FalafelWaffle wrote:
Anonymous Loser wrote:
somewhatwayward wrote:you're going to get selection bias, though, bc people who have jobs will be more inclined to respond.


I'm not so sure if this is an accurate assumption. In fact, the opposite may be true: posters here seem more than willing to voice concerns about their lack of employment.


The real overarching selection bias is polling the forums. This place is about as far from a nonrandom sample of law students as you can get. But still, if the OP just wants to know if there is a nontrivial amount of people with jobs to make him/herself feel better about going to law school (and I of course would like to know the same), and identifies with the posters as his peers and doesn't care as long as he sees decent numbers and whether or not you can draw a statistically valid conclusion be damned, then yes. Fuck.


I'm a 2L, I have a job, and I don't go to HYS. I am just curious as to the job status for TLSrs.


My joke at least was that halfway through critiquing the poll I realized that it was something I would have done and psychologically benefit from anyway.

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Re: Current Job Status for Law Students (poll)

Postby Cal4future » Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:28 pm

It was far too logical and probable to be a joke. haha

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Re: Current Job Status for Law Students (poll)

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:02 pm

so is a 3L with a clerkship considered a 3L without permanent employment then?

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Re: Current Job Status for Law Students (poll)

Postby wesker » Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:08 pm

are we counting RAing as a job?




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