Lasers wrote:SaintsTheMetal wrote:What is the general feeling of how many people are working as an SA this summer? I would absolutely, absolutely love to live in the Bay where I grew up, but all I hear is that the norcal legal market is fucked.
I was pretty dismayed when I saw the numbers on LST for Hastings's employment.. a T1 school but with worse employment figures than many TTTs..
does it really feel accurate that barely over half of the class is getting FT legal work?
well considering not many students get biglaw SA positions 1L summer, i don't know of many people that do (i only know two people that do and one has a phd which helps hugely for IP). i can't really comment on 2L placement (which really matters) but it's probably 10-13% of the class for biglaw.
as for the employment figures...yes they are probably accurate. i don't know the job status for many 3L's, but from what i've heard, if you're at median you're pretty much fucked. unless you absolutely want norcal/CA, i would stay away from hastings (or davis) right now because the legal market blows.
I don't really know people with 1L SAs because most people I know didn't apply for any, including myself, even though I maybe had the grades to get one. I know a lot of people with awesome in-house positions with tech companies though. I guess not as preferable as SA gigs for most people, but still get paid a good amount and get interesting work. The employment figures are probably accurate. I don't think it's worse than similarly situated schools though - it's more that most schools aren't honest about their stats.