What are some unicorn jobs?

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What are some unicorn jobs?

Postby ticklemesilly » Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:30 pm

Question purely out of curiosity.

Based on TLS, my understanding of a unicorn job is that HYS grads get a disproportionate amount of them, and that they seem to involve prestigious government or international posts.

What are some of these mythical jobs? Is DOJ honors one of those "unicorn" positions?"

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Re: What are some unicorn jobs?

Postby glitched » Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:39 pm

I'd say academia.

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Re: What are some unicorn jobs?

Postby yay » Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:46 pm

glitched wrote:I'd say academia.


This. I know a SLS grad who is a full timer at an unaccredited scam law school. She got that poast straight out of law school. I don't think she actually practices law and probably isn't cut out for it. One of those book smart folks.


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Re: What are some unicorn jobs?

Postby Torts Illustrated » Thu Jul 07, 2016 5:24 pm

yay wrote:
glitched wrote:I'd say academia.


This. I know a SLS grad who is a full timer at an unaccredited scam law school. She got that poast straight out of law school. I don't think she actually practices law and probably isn't cut out for it. One of those book smart folks.


The thing about academia is that, if you do need/want to leave for any reason, real-world exit options are very limited. What's she going to do when that law school closes in 5-10 years?

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Re: What are some unicorn jobs?

Postby yay » Thu Jul 07, 2016 6:03 pm

Torts Illustrated wrote:
yay wrote:
glitched wrote:I'd say academia.


This. I know a SLS grad who is a full timer at an unaccredited scam law school. She got that poast straight out of law school. I don't think she actually practices law and probably isn't cut out for it. One of those book smart folks.


The thing about academia is that, if you do need/want to leave for any reason, real-world exit options are very limited. What's she going to do when that law school closes in 5-10 years?


They all have HLS/YLS/SLS degrees. If they can't get a job, it's because of their pride, not because there aren't law jobs around.

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Re: What are some unicorn jobs?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:42 pm

I think the ability of HYS grads to just get any job is overstated. They can probably get jobs more easily than those from lower ranked schools, but its not really all that easy.

I am a lawyer at sports (one of the major 4) team. I'd say this would likely be considered a unicorn job.

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Re: What are some unicorn jobs?

Postby Desert Fox » Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:23 pm

Uber, Twilio, etc.
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Re: What are some unicorn jobs?

Postby worldtraveler » Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:49 pm

Every job I've ever had is a unicorn job.

Program officer for international human rights NGO
clinical law fellow/instructor at a law school
joint teaching/human rights investigation position at a university

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Re: What are some unicorn jobs?

Postby RaceJudicata » Thu Jul 07, 2016 9:52 pm

Article III judge...

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Re: What are some unicorn jobs?

Postby lacrossebrother » Thu Jul 07, 2016 10:12 pm

worldtraveler wrote:Every job I've ever had is a unicorn job.

Program officer for international human rights NGO
clinical law fellow/instructor at a law school
joint teaching/human rights investigation position at a university

yea all my jobs are the best and y'all can't have them and I fuck dimes

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Re: What are some unicorn jobs?

Postby Torts Illustrated » Fri Jul 08, 2016 1:24 am

yay wrote:
Torts Illustrated wrote:
yay wrote:
glitched wrote:I'd say academia.


This. I know a SLS grad who is a full timer at an unaccredited scam law school. She got that poast straight out of law school. I don't think she actually practices law and probably isn't cut out for it. One of those book smart folks.


The thing about academia is that, if you do need/want to leave for any reason, real-world exit options are very limited. What's she going to do when that law school closes in 5-10 years?


They all have HLS/YLS/SLS degrees. If they can't get a job, it's because of their pride, not because there aren't law jobs around.


I think you're overestimating how easy it is to get a real legal job after spending years as a useless academic at a shitty law school, whether or not you went to H/Y/S.



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