How hard would it be to get "good" non-legal jobs?

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jtabustos
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How hard would it be to get "good" non-legal jobs?

Postby jtabustos » Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:27 am

I guess there aren't lot of threads or information on this here, as it seems most people on TLS's site are interested in working in law (obv. very understandable) and focus on applying to those jobs, but what of non-legal jobs after graduation? As a worst-clase-scenario, if a person ended up not getting their desired legal job, what other positions would be commonly open to them?

In particular, I'm curious about what types of jobs with decent/good salaries (at least enough to repay loans at a minimum and survive) you guys know fellow grads obtaining?

The first thought that came to my mind was something like a business position or maybe something in insurance claims. I know "good" is a kind of vague term, but I think probably $50K+ is what would seem "safe" for post-grad enmployment. But hopefully you get what I mean. What types of jobs fit this category and how hard would they be to get?

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Re: How hard would it be to get "good" non-legal jobs?

Postby ManoftheHour » Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:39 am

If there were "good" legal jobs out there for those of us that graduated with BAs, many of us (myself included) would not be applying for law school. Currently making 35k. I think the mid-career salary is 45-50ish. Nothing too glamorous. The kicker is that I don't enjoy it the slightest.

Real estate is pretty easy to get. Also, if you have a JD, you would bypass some of the steps for certification. At least in California.

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Re: How hard would it be to get "good" non-legal jobs?

Postby arkgawilson » Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:05 am

Also non-profit work. They always seem to want to have a JD on staff.

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Re: How hard would it be to get "good" non-legal jobs?

Postby rad lulz » Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:21 am

jtabustos wrote:As a worst-clase-scenario, if a person ended up not getting their desired legal job, what other positions would be commonly open to them?

Commonly?

None.

JD is not versatile

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Re: How hard would it be to get "good" non-legal jobs?

Postby TheGreatFish » Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:51 am

jtabustos wrote:As a worst-clase-scenario, if a person ended up not getting their desired legal job, what other positions would be commonly open to them?


Are you asking because you don't want to work in law? Or are you asking because you're afraid you won't be able to find a legal job?

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Re: How hard would it be to get "good" non-legal jobs?

Postby DCDuck » Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:42 am

About as easy as it is to get a "good" non-legal job without a law degree.

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Re: How hard would it be to get "good" non-legal jobs?

Postby GATORTIM » Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:44 am

TheGreatFish wrote:
jtabustos wrote:As a worst-clase-scenario, if a person ended up not getting their desired legal job, what other positions would be commonly open to them?


Are you asking because you don't want to work in law? Or are you asking because you're afraid you won't be able to find a legal job?


What difference does OP's rationale for asking the question make? Oh wait, I know...if they say "because I dont want to work in law" then you will reply with some rubbish answer like "dont go to LS unless you want to practice law" or "a JD will scare off non-legal employers."

The answer to OP is the same, regardless of their reason.

Graduate, then apply for any job peaks your interest and for which you feel you are qualified. Do not throw feces during your interview and present as an intelligent/capable/enthusiastic candidate for said position. Explain how you will mesh with that particular employers culture/mission and repeat process until you find a job. Provide a viable response regarding why you have a JD and are not practicing. If you do not get the position then either you were ineffective at the above (feces/presentation) or they are bozos, in which case you are better off.

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Re: How hard would it be to get "good" non-legal jobs?

Postby Docreviewsux » Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:44 am

jtabustos wrote:I guess there aren't lot of threads or information on this here, as it seems most people on TLS's site are interested in working in law (obv. very understandable) and focus on applying to those jobs, but what of non-legal jobs after graduation? As a worst-clase-scenario, if a person ended up not getting their desired legal job, what other positions would be commonly open to them?

In particular, I'm curious about what types of jobs with decent/good salaries (at least enough to repay loans at a minimum and survive) you guys know fellow grads obtaining?

The first thought that came to my mind was something like a business position or maybe something in insurance claims. I know "good" is a kind of vague term, but I think probably $50K+ is what would seem "safe" for post-grad enmployment. But hopefully you get what I mean. What types of jobs fit this category and how hard would they be to get?


The jd makes it very hard to get anything non legal.




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