Pearalegal wrote: eldizknee wrote:
Pearalegal wrote:At ND, one Mom freaked the fuck out on the career services lady. It was uncomfortable for everyone...but her son and husband seemed oddly resigned.
DESCRIBE this freakout in detail plz
So there I was.
I was sitting two rows in front of the woman who will be known as, "Money Mom," for our purposes.
I was a lovely room and I was having a moderately decent time playing my hourly Notre Dame ASD game of, 'spot the crucifix in THIS room.' We had just finished tours and everyone was settling in for the career services talk. It was pretty standard, vaguely trying to gloss over the economy troubles but overall a pretty good and realistic presentation. They were explaining that the same grants they give to 1Ls who do unpaid summer work had been extended to 2Ls. The number $4,000 as part of the grants was mentioned.
Money Mom- "Wait, so you're telling me my son will only make $4,000 dollars the summer after his second year?"
Career Service Lady (CSL)- "No, we're saying that those who take-"
Money Mom- "As a mother, I have heard that he should expect to make far more his second year This is what I've heard as a mother of a prospective law student."
CSL- "Right, but what-"
Money Mom- "As a mother, I was told he will work for a judge his first year and then work for a firm where he will be making many, many thousands. Many thousands. Every week."
CSL- "Yes, that is the ideal and traditional-"
Money Mom- "And now you're telling me that he will only make $4,000 by the time he leaves school? That is not what I have been told about law school."
CSL- "I understand that-"
Money Mom- "I understand what YOU'RE saying. You're saying that you'll give him $4,000. Great. That's just GREAT. But that's not what I've been told to expect."
CSL- "We're saying that for the students who have not found summer associate work--"
Money Mom- "As a parent, I have heard things that don't line up to what you're saying. At all."
And so on and so forth.