texasmuppet wrote:I have a question for any current students.
I have been doing meticulous research regarding what the average graduate from law school A, B, C can expect to make after graduation, but Rutgers-Camden has been giving me some trouble. Because such a large percentage of the class completes a state Judicial Clerkship after graduation, there isn't really a great way to look at 1-year salary statistics. Could anybody illuminate me as to what job prospects are like for graduates who complete a state Judicial Clerkship? It seems as though a large percentage of the class goes down this route, and that it's pretty unique to the state of New Jersey.
There is literally no way to predict employment outcomes, much less salary info, for those who received state clerkships.
As far as the other grads, the salary curve in law is completely bimodal. PI, government, and small firms generally pay 40-60k. This is where most grads end up. Biglaw pays 115-145k. Market in Philly is 145. Very few grads get those jobs.
There is some stuff (mostly midsize and boutique firms) in the middle, but generally you will be lumped into one of those two categories.