What other jobs are JD's qualified to do?

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What other jobs are JD's qualified to do?

Postby fonzerelli » Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:15 am

Hope and Change rhetoric notwithstanding, the economy may still royally blow in the year 2013.

Systemic fault lines exposed in our financial system as well as real estate, manufacturing, health care, umm, everything, may continue to expand. In short, jobs may be as plentiful then (2013) as they are now (doomsday).

What else can a newly minted JD do if a shiny law job isn't in the globalized cards in a few years?

I know this may produce some comedic responses, but it is (at least intended to be) a serious question. What else will we be qualified to do? If someone says "account executive" I'm going to ban you. No, I'm not a mod, but I'll ban you mentally in order to remain positive.

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Re: What other jobs are JD's qualified to do?

Postby lawschooliseasy » Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:17 am

fonzerelli wrote:Hope and Change rhetoric notwithstanding, the economy may still royally blow in the year 2013.

Systemic fault lines exposed in our financial system as well as real estate, manufacturing, health care, umm, everything, may continue to expand. In short, jobs may be as plentiful then (2013) as they are now (doomsday).

What else can a newly minted JD do if a shiny law job isn't in the globalized cards in a few years?

I know this may produce some comedic responses, but it is (at least intended to be) a serious question. What else will we be qualified to do? If someone says "account executive" I'm going to ban you. No, I'm not a mod, but I'll ban you mentally in order to remain positive.



Sell french fries.

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Re: What other jobs are JD's qualified to do?

Postby fonzerelli » Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:21 am

lawschooliseasy wrote:
fonzerelli wrote:Hope and Change rhetoric notwithstanding, the economy may still royally blow in the year 2013.

Systemic fault lines exposed in our financial system as well as real estate, manufacturing, health care, umm, everything, may continue to expand. In short, jobs may be as plentiful then (2013) as they are now (doomsday).

What else can a newly minted JD do if a shiny law job isn't in the globalized cards in a few years?

I know this may produce some comedic responses, but it is (at least intended to be) a serious question. What else will we be qualified to do? If someone says "account executive" I'm going to ban you. No, I'm not a mod, but I'll ban you mentally in order to remain positive.



Sell french fries.



succession of response... :shock: :? :| :cry: :idea: :o :D 8) :x
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Re: What other jobs are JD's qualified to do?

Postby Veyron » Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:21 am

lawschooliseasy wrote:
fonzerelli wrote:Hope and Change rhetoric notwithstanding, the economy may still royally blow in the year 2013.




Sell french fries.


TITCR

In all seriousness, a JD gives you no leg up for non-legal jobs and may hurt you. I suppose it might hlp if you wanted to work on the hill for an MC.

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Re: What other jobs are JD's qualified to do?

Postby BioEBear2010 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:22 am

Consulting. JDs are like crack to those firms.

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Re: What other jobs are JD's qualified to do?

Postby fonzerelli » Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:23 am

Veyron wrote:
lawschooliseasy wrote:
fonzerelli wrote:Hope and Change rhetoric notwithstanding, the economy may still royally blow in the year 2013.




Sell french fries.


TITCR

In all seriousness, a JD gives you no leg up for non-legal jobs and may hurt you. I suppose it might hlp if you wanted to work on the hill for an MC.


That really does suck.... well, DC sounds more and more attractive.

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Re: What other jobs are JD's qualified to do?

Postby Veyron » Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:23 am

BioEBear2010 wrote:Consulting. JDs are like crack to those firms.


Then why do moast T-14s only have zero-one consulting firm that interviews on campus?

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Re: What other jobs are JD's qualified to do?

Postby vanwinkle » Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:25 am

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Re: What other jobs are JD's qualified to do?

Postby prezidentv8 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:25 am

Well, policy org's/think tanks aren't bad, but you probably have to work for a few years at least to get anything good.

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Re: What other jobs are JD's qualified to do?

Postby TheBigMediocre » Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:25 am

I'm not sure if this is hearsay or not, but word on the street says that a lot of lawyers are qualified to run Hell. I just saw a job posting for "Regional Manager of the Damned" that mentioned having a JD was a plus.

On second thought, it could have been a job for an assistant to the regional manager of the damned....

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Re: What other jobs are JD's qualified to do?

Postby Zojirushi » Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:28 am

Federal service. Most agencies like hiring JDs.

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Re: What other jobs are JD's qualified to do?

Postby fonzerelli » Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:30 am

TheBigMediocre wrote:I'm not sure if this is hearsay or not, but word on the street says that a lot of lawyers are qualified to run Hell. I just saw a job posting for "Regional Manager of the Damned" that mentioned having a JD was a plus.

On second thought, it could have been a job for an assistant to the regional manager of the damned....


Wait, Hillary Clinton lost her job and is being replaced? wtf?

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Re: What other jobs are JD's qualified to do?

Postby BioEBear2010 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:31 am

Veyron wrote:
BioEBear2010 wrote:Consulting. JDs are like crack to those firms.


Then why do moast T-14s only have zero-one consulting firm that interviews on campus?


"Like crack" is a poor metaphor, but top consulting firms do like JDs. Perhaps they don't go for OCIs, but I guarantee they take resumes.

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Re: What other jobs are JD's qualified to do?

Postby fonzerelli » Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:32 am

Zojirushi wrote:Federal service. Most agencies like hiring JDs.


+2 for DC-Land.

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Re: What other jobs are JD's qualified to do?

Postby OperaSoprano » Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:32 am

Nonprofit management FTW, especially if you have summer PI experience.

In my case, perhaps taking on more debt to get an MSW, and going into counseling/therapy.

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Re: What other jobs are JD's qualified to do?

Postby prezidentv8 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:34 am

OperaSoprano wrote:Nonprofit management FTW, especially if you have summer PI experience.


I'm actually interested in this too. In other news, I really need to start narrowing the number of things that sound like good career paths.

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Re: What other jobs are JD's qualified to do?

Postby OperaSoprano » Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:34 am

prezidentv8 wrote:
OperaSoprano wrote:Nonprofit management FTW, especially if you have summer PI experience.


I'm actually interested in this too. In other news, I really need to start narrowing the number of things that sound like good career paths.


Samesies.

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Re: What other jobs are JD's qualified to do?

Postby fonzerelli » Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:35 am

OperaSoprano wrote:Nonprofit management FTW, especially if you have summer PI experience.

In my case, perhaps taking on more debt to get an MSW, and going into counseling/therapy.


Thanks OS, it's probably worth it to have a few contingency plans in place....

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Re: What other jobs are JD's qualified to do?

Postby apparentlymargarita » Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:38 am

Zojirushi wrote:Federal service. Most agencies like hiring JDs.


This is totally off topic, but I LOVE your name/avatar! Zojirushi is the shit- my morning cup of tea thanks you.

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Re: What other jobs are JD's qualified to do?

Postby jarofsoup » Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:39 am

You can sit for a brokering license or a real estate license in California. I do not know about other states.

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Re: What other jobs are JD's qualified to do?

Postby joshikousei » Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:44 am

OperaSoprano wrote:Nonprofit management FTW, especially if you have summer PI experience.

In my case, perhaps taking on more debt to get an MSW, and going into counseling/therapy.


<3, change to "social enterprise management" and i'm sold. plus the part about taking on more debt for... further education or something, yay.

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Re: What other jobs are JD's qualified to do?

Postby OperaSoprano » Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:47 am

joshikousei wrote:
OperaSoprano wrote:Nonprofit management FTW, especially if you have summer PI experience.

In my case, perhaps taking on more debt to get an MSW, and going into counseling/therapy.


<3, change to "social enterprise management" and i'm sold. plus the part about taking on more debt for... further education or something, yay.


My darling. I had a premonition that my JD would not be my last degree. Is that really bad? I mean, I want another degree, and I'm sure I shouldn't.

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Re: What other jobs are JD's qualified to do?

Postby TheBigMediocre » Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:51 am

OperaSoprano wrote:
joshikousei wrote:
OperaSoprano wrote:Nonprofit management FTW, especially if you have summer PI experience.

In my case, perhaps taking on more debt to get an MSW, and going into counseling/therapy.


<3, change to "social enterprise management" and i'm sold. plus the part about taking on more debt for... further education or something, yay.


My darling. I had a premonition that my JD would not be my last degree. Is that really bad? I mean, I want another degree, and I'm sure I shouldn't.


I predict your MRS will be your last degree.





Just kidding!

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Re: What other jobs are JD's qualified to do?

Postby OperaSoprano » Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:58 am

TheBigMediocre wrote:
OperaSoprano wrote:
joshikousei wrote:
OperaSoprano wrote:Nonprofit management FTW, especially if you have summer PI experience.

In my case, perhaps taking on more debt to get an MSW, and going into counseling/therapy.


<3, change to "social enterprise management" and i'm sold. plus the part about taking on more debt for... further education or something, yay.


My darling. I had a premonition that my JD would not be my last degree. Is that really bad? I mean, I want another degree, and I'm sure I shouldn't.


I predict your MRS will be your last degree.





Just kidding!


Haha, you and everyone else. Seriously, you are at least the sixth person to suggest it since I came to law school. Several people did so in all seriousness, and out of love, which really made me :shock: .

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Re: What other jobs are JD's qualified to do?

Postby joshikousei » Tue Jan 19, 2010 2:10 am

OperaSoprano wrote:
joshikousei wrote:<3, change to "social enterprise management" and i'm sold. plus the part about taking on more debt for... further education or something, yay.


My darling. I had a premonition that my JD would not be my last degree. Is that really bad? I mean, I want another degree, and I'm sure I shouldn't.


it's not, but it's hard(er) to start a career and have a decent career trajectory when you're 35 vs 30... but i think we're too similar in this regard - i'd have a hard time telling someone not to go back to school, especially if they're passionate about it. i also don't think about debt, though i should. my parents waded through years of debt and savings for my education, so i've never valued it for its economic worth alone.

as for the MRS degree, well... there's a reason why so many relationships break up and start up in grad school. :P




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