Danimals18 wrote:Clytemnestra wrote:Is anyone worried about employment coming out of Minnesota? I would really love to go there but am just worried about finding a job as a lawyer after graduation. While number of non-school funded full time jobs is comparable to its peers, It seems like starting salary for most people is lower compared to similar ranked schools. What type of full-time JD jobs you think the 68+ percent non-school funded grads are getting? Is this like doc-review or just working at a small firm? Or other things?
ETA: do you think the employment numbers will go up with the soon to be graduating smaller class sizes?
Yes - and you should be concerned. You have to finish top 10% to have even a chance at a "biglaw" job, and even then, you are working in Minnesota, which as a tertiary market, does not offer top market rates. Granted, COL is much cheaper in Minnesota than on the coasts, so your money does go further. It's a real risk. I have a family friend who graduated recently, and while she was lucky enough to find a good job, most of her friends were still looking for a job, months after graduation. That's a scary prospect.
I think it's a fair point that the hiring market will be pretty different for the class of 2019 vs. the class of, say, 2014.