boaltrising3l wrote:Having now known many graduating 3Ls, if you do not get an SA, you likely graduate unemployed. The few I know with jobs got lucky with feds, or are working at PD or prosecutors office as a clerk for min wage + no health insurance. With tuition at what it is, IBR is really the only option, and obviously that's a hard truth to face, but one I choose to acknowledge rather than ignore.
The "min wage + no health insurance" positions with PDS are temporary pending bar results, at which point the person is hired as a full time attorney with salary and benefits. This is somewhat unique to CA offices, and presenting it in this way is extremely misleading.
boaltrising3l wrote: Re: 2Ls without jobs. Of the few I know, they def have a cover story for people they don't know that well. They obviously only let their closest friends know of the situation.
Last, in general 1Ls are really clueless about how the job market is. This is because 2Ls with SAs are very vocal about the sweet SA job they landed. Us other 2Ls are less vocal because we don't want to let 1Ls know how dire it really is.
This is not how real people think. 2Ls don't hide their employment situations to keep 1Ls from knowing the truth. It's true that people without jobs are less likely to want to talk about it, but not for that reason. I can't believe that Boalt 2Ls come up with fake employment "cover stories" to tell those outside their inner circle.
This post makes this guy sound really flame-like, but I think he is actually just an outlier with an extreme "law school neurotic" personality. I don't think his situation is representative, nor do I think his portrayal of Boalt employment outcomes/prospects is credible.