Number employed in "Business and Industry"

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jjlaw
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Number employed in "Business and Industry"

Postby jjlaw » Wed Dec 22, 2010 4:06 pm

I see a lot of data about recent law graduates being employed in "business and industry," instead of "law firms." What does this mean? What kind of work are these recent graduates doing?

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Re: Number employed in "Business and Industry"

Postby Aqualibrium » Wed Dec 22, 2010 4:13 pm

Anything from actual business to Starbucks to sanitation.

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Re: Number employed in "Business and Industry"

Postby rinkrat19 » Wed Dec 22, 2010 4:43 pm

jjlaw wrote:I see a lot of data about recent law graduates being employed in "business and industry," instead of "law firms." What does this mean? What kind of work are these recent graduates doing?


Corporations can have in-house lawyers.

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Re: Number employed in "Business and Industry"

Postby jjlaw » Wed Dec 22, 2010 6:11 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
jjlaw wrote:I see a lot of data about recent law graduates being employed in "business and industry," instead of "law firms." What does this mean? What kind of work are these recent graduates doing?


Corporations can have in-house lawyers.


I figured that, but I find it hard to believe that newbie lawyers can serve as in-house counsel. Usually, in-house lawyers have some experience in firms or other organizations related to that industry.

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Re: Number employed in "Business and Industry"

Postby Aqualibrium » Wed Dec 22, 2010 7:15 pm

jjlaw wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:
jjlaw wrote:I see a lot of data about recent law graduates being employed in "business and industry," instead of "law firms." What does this mean? What kind of work are these recent graduates doing?


Corporations can have in-house lawyers.


I figured that, but I find it hard to believe that newbie lawyers can serve as in-house counsel. Usually, in-house lawyers have some experience in firms or other organizations related to that industry.



Did you just skip my answer on purpose? It's the correct answer...

jjlaw
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Re: Number employed in "Business and Industry"

Postby jjlaw » Wed Dec 22, 2010 7:16 pm

Aqualibrium wrote:
jjlaw wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:
jjlaw wrote:I see a lot of data about recent law graduates being employed in "business and industry," instead of "law firms." What does this mean? What kind of work are these recent graduates doing?


Corporations can have in-house lawyers.


I figured that, but I find it hard to believe that newbie lawyers can serve as in-house counsel. Usually, in-house lawyers have some experience in firms or other organizations related to that industry.



Did you just skip my answer on purpose? It's the correct answer...


No, I knew your answer was correct. I figured as much for newbie lawyers. Thanks!

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Re: Number employed in "Business and Industry"

Postby bigkahuna2020 » Wed Dec 22, 2010 7:25 pm

jjlaw wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:
jjlaw wrote:I see a lot of data about recent law graduates being employed in "business and industry," instead of "law firms." What does this mean? What kind of work are these recent graduates doing?


Corporations can have in-house lawyers.


I figured that, but I find it hard to believe that newbie lawyers can serve as in-house counsel. Usually, in-house lawyers have some experience in firms or other organizations related to that industry.


Not everyone goes to law school without work experience...

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Re: Number employed in "Business and Industry"

Postby MrAnon » Wed Dec 22, 2010 7:45 pm

It means just what it is: Non-law. Except from a handful of schools like Harvard and Yale, these people are not working as lawyers.

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Re: Number employed in "Business and Industry"

Postby mez06 » Wed Dec 22, 2010 9:53 pm

All jokes aside, I'd really like to know the answer to this question. Anyone have more insight?




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