storpappa wrote:I was in Court yesterday, and had the opportunity to speak with a few graduates of the local TTTT.
The TTTT graduates all had horrible low paying jobs at the local prosecutors office, and one was talking to a team of lawyers from a local firm. Obviously trying to scout for a job. I asked the TTTT guy "What was the reason you gave up a spot at a T14 to attend locally? Did you get a full ride merit?"
To the humor of his job prospects and me he responds "What is a T14?" and "No, it was always my dream to go there, I didn't know about jobs or anything until I was in school". I said "The sad thing about going to the TTTT is that once you are there, you are stuck. Its not like you can get out and go to a good school", and again to the smirks of the rest of us he says "Well, some people can transfer out, I mean you would have to be at the top of the class and that wasn't me, but some people do transfer out"
In all the interactions with the local TTTT graduates, I find people who just don't know. They graduated years ago when the school was still not a good school, but the market could handle their graduates. As the market went away, the recent graduates seem to just not do any homework at all.
I asked the Judge as I do every chance I get in their different Court rooms after cases are done, and every time they all give the same answer - They went out of state or, don't even look at the TTTT, go to the best school you can get into. It didn't hurt their careers
Has anyone else who has been working or getting arrested and having to appear often, had an opportunity to ask your local sitting Judges for any 0L advice?
I do not have the balls to ask judges hearing cases on which I am working for career advice, mostly for two reasons:
1) My current employer would flay me alive.
2) In TX judges have shotguns they keep behind the bench to shoot people who annoy them.