Well, Pace is being innovative by
re-introducing the wheel and fire to humanity suggesting that students network the hell out of other attorneys. I guess I forgot to do that. According to Littman, networking is key:
Littman said students must attend networking events, make good impressions, collect business cards, and follow up with telephone calls.
"Networking and experience go hand in hand," she said.When she says they go hand in hand, what does she mean? By networking, I will gain experience? Or my experience will be enhanced by networking? That's gobbledygook. Your students have no real experience, so it will not be enhanced or diminished by networking. Who is she kidding? Even after one year of practicing, most lawyers don't have enough experience to hang their hat on.
Dean Littman also warns students that six figure salaries are hard to come by. Really? I've been turning down jobs offering $60K and $70K daily--holding out for that six figure job! Silly me.
Littman said she also advises students to have more realistic starting salary expectations, noting that only 2 percent of graduates are getting salaries of $150,000 or more a year.
Younger said students might want to consider "hot areas" of law, such as bankruptcy and intellectual property, to increase their chances of getting hired.
"There is an enormous unmet need for lawyers in America, especially for people who can't pay the rate that Fortune 500 companies can pay," he said. "These jobs don't pay $165,000 a year, but they pay something."Do I find it ironic that the rest of the article focuses on the stories of Kavitha Mukund, Jennifer Lincoln, and Marjorie Levine--all students that were unable to secure a job offer? Yah. I do. Then there's the story of John McCarron, a guy who didn't even try to find a job. Instead he started as a solo right out of the gate.
Dean Littman, can you point me in the direction of the "unmet need for lawyers"? I can't seem to find it anywhere around here.