Anonymous User wrote:First time poster here... I am sure everyone has their sob story, but I figured I'd get mine out there. I am top 15%, LR Board at a t-35 school. I split 2L summer with a mid-law corp firm (that has a history of bringing on their summers and pays well above market) and a state court judge (b/c I wanted some court experience). I was told all throughout the summer great things about working with the firm, but, lo and behold, I just found out yesterday that firm has hit bad financial times and isn't able to extend offers to any of the summer associates. Needless to say, this has took me by surprise. I got the whole "call us for a recommendation" and "great work product" spiel, but I am irritated that they didn't tell us sooner.
I know this means it is time to hustle, and that doesn't bother me, but I just don't know where to hustle towards. I really want tax law (which has me thinking LLM as a fall back) but I also enjoy corp/ transactional work and healthcare law. I am particularly interested in working in the SE, but that isn't a requirement. I know there are things out there, I guess I am just looking for support and ideas for how to get out there... This, for lack of a better term, blows...
Hustle to another industry tbh :/
FWIW you can get a job in my home town doing sanitation work making mid/upper 5 figures. Take $ in a different industry with a 40 hr week and just accept that law school was a bad choice IMO.