moonman157 wrote:We're all special snowflakes. Sure, other people aren't getting jobs, but I'm the exception that will!
Shut it down b/c TITCR!
caution Black, Hispanic, N.A., or non-Chinese/Japanese applicants that there are still lots of jobs for them - especially females. The legal job market has not changed; in fact it has gotten even better for them in recent years because the dearth of qualified minority attorneys has only gotten worse. That's a very bad thing in the minds of BigLaw recruiters, who do not want their firms to be viewed in the wrong light by their clients - many of which are large corporations with marketing campaigns that project images of pluralism and diversity.
They are under much pressure to keep a regular influx of URM talent. And fewer URM's are applying to law school these days. A lot of non-minorities don't like to hear this, but it is the truth. The job market is a bit more favorable - if complicated - for URM's.
If you are Black, Mexican, N.A., or non-Chinese/Japanese Asian and can get into a top-50 school, go for it. You don't even need to finish in the top-20% of your class. You will secure a good-paying job as long as you are a solid student who is diligent and interviews well.