sparty99 wrote: shredderrrrrr wrote:
sparty99 wrote:No one ever said the word easy either. If you can't find jobs that pay $50-$65, non legal, I can't help you.
You said there is no need to "fight and claw" for a law job. What is the point of that comment if you are going to have to "fight and claw" for a non-law job? Just that some of the jobs will pay better?
What you're telling me is that your comment should have read:
If you can't find a legal job, you might consider leaving the industry. It is bull-shit. No need to be depressed and fight and claw your way so you can get a job paying $40,000 a year when you can instead fight and claw for a job paying between $50,000 and $65,000 a year.
There are plenty of non-legal jobs to be had. It is a much larger market than legal jobs. What the hell type of jobs do you think new graduates get? They get jobs paying $40-65k. The only fight and clawing is in the legal industry. If you have the mind set to get a non-legal job, you can apply to anything and everything. You can apply to jobs in any location. You don't have to worry about being licensed, etc. But some people focus solely on legal jobs waiting to get out of the valve. Or they take jobs as law clerks working with a solo practitioner.
"New graduates"--that's exactly it. They have a relevant degree making them marketable. Sure, there are tons of actuaries and the like being hired these days. But what chance does a law student have (unless their UG degree happens to be in such a field)?
I mean, your point is well taken that looking outside of law will certainly expand the number of potential jobs one can apply for. I agree with you there--at some point, just cut your losses and expand your search. But I just don't think someone doing it is opening themselves up to as many possible jobs as you suggest. Unless you want to go back and get another degree, the only non-law jobs a law student is going to be able to realistically get (again, outside of their UG degree) will be jobs that don't require a degree in the first place--which hardly seem like jobs to be jumping at relative to the few law jobs floating around.