a male human wrote:Anyone else have a hard time considering positions that pay less than the job before law school?
TBH, I had a bit of an issue with this. I had to think about it for awhile, and really dig back into my past... while the salary offer was not commensurate with the experience + loans I had under my belt, I remember how absolutely miserable I was in my old job. And the salary offer then became a little more palatable to swallow.
I know all of us didn't go to law school to become entrepreneurs/solo practitioners; however, there is a lot of upside in the legal arena from all of the base salary offers we are all seeing. The firms/corporations all know this, and they are all relatively low-balling us. But they have the negotiation leverage at the moment. 2-3 years experience will change this equation, and you will start seeing a better salary situation at that point. Whenever you decide to look after getting some experience under your belt, find a headhunter; I had some experience with these in my pre-law school days, and they are absolutely worth their weight in gold