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Joeshan520
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The Minimum Wage Lawyer

Postby Joeshan520 » Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:34 am

http://www.bizjournals.com/boston/blog/bottom_line/2012/05/how-tough-is-the-legal-job-market-bc.html

What a great profession we all choose to embark on. BC Law has listed a $10,000/year associate position at a small firm in Boston. The position is touted as one that will provide "valuable experience" to the new associates. "Valuable experience" in the form of begging on the streets and sleeping in subways.
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Re: The Minimum Wage Lawyer

Postby glitter178 » Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:55 am

Anonymous User wrote:http://www.bizjournals.com/boston/blog/bottom_line/2012/05/how-tough-is-the-legal-job-market-bc.html

What a great profession we all choose to embark on. BC Law has listed a $10,000/year associate position at a small firm in Boston. The position is touted as one that will provide "valuable experience" to the new associates. "Valuable experience" in the form of begging on the streets and sleeping in subways.
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Yeah ... I read this. I also know that there are are ton of market paying SA positions (since I am preparing for OCI), at least in the market I'm interested in. I struggle to understand why law firms would pay 30 grand for a 2L (i guess rising 3L) when they aren't paying for grads. My guess is this position is a bit sensational, a bit illegal, a bit ridiculous -- and I would imagine some students are facing these bad decisions --- but not all, and not even close to all. Also, going to BC should be a known risk since you're competing against students from several higher ranked schools -- Harvard, NYU, Columbia, Yale, etc.

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Re: The Minimum Wage Lawyer

Postby Joeshan520 » Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:58 am

My theory is T14 or high state school scholly, nothing in between it's just a waste.

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Re: The Minimum Wage Lawyer

Postby bk1 » Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:08 am

FYI:

1. The employment forum is generally not a place for 0Ls.

2. Any post that has four laughing smilies probably doesn't need to be anonymous.




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