Ok, buddy. I'll bite.... what's your solution then? Give up on law as a career?
Yes. If R-N was the best school you could get into, you're unlikely to ever have a legal "career." I'm not picking on R-N per se: the same applies to all TTT schools in the tri-state area (Seton Hall, St. John's, Brooklyn, NYLS, Cardozo).
Just take a look at this article: http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/ ... l_of_them/
400 K in applications for only 1244 clerkships. Of course, some people applied for multiple clerkships, but it still gives a nice glimpse of what awaits you in 3 short years. The supply/demand curve is simply not in your favor. It's an easy choice: you either face this sober reality now, or you face it in 3 years. The jobs are just not out there. In this economy you'll be competing with Top 14'ers even for crappy Superior Court clerkships in NJ, and you'll likely lose out to them.
Do you think anyone enters law school thinking "I'll be a doc review temp for $25 an hour and no health benefits?" Of course not.
But make no mistake: those temp gigs are filled within minutes of being posted on craigslist. Actually working these jobs is even worse: seeing so many bright, capable, talented people wasting away for crappy $$$ and no chance for advancement or anything that resembles a "career." The quality of people out on the temp circuit would make your jaws drop: G'Town grads, NYU grads, lawyers with JD/MBA's, former law review editors, etc etc. It's a real eye opener, that's for sure.