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I spoke recently with a professional in a different industry wallypancake12/24/18
Sir, Because your law school is a law school and has an e wearyattorney12/24/18
You mean to say that scummers lied to keep losers complacent triplesix12/24/18
Law School is the opiate of the masses. Karl Marx toooldtocare12/24/18
The only accolades any law school deserves (save Harvard and patenttrollnj12/24/18
Those who cannot do, teach. Or become career advisors. What cranky12/24/18
"Those who cannot do, teach" Not so sure about that one patenttrollnj12/25/18
wallypancake (Dec 24, 2018 - 10:58 am)

I spoke recently with a professional in a different industry who expressed frustration about his job prospects. His alma mater's career services advised him and others in their program to seek positions in smaller places to gain proper experience. After 4 to 5 years in the smaller place, the career services office would help them secure a position with a bigger, better paying place. 12 years later, he is still in the smaller place getting paid a small-time salary. He is upset that the career services office was not helpful in setting him up with a better paying gig.

Many comments on this board expressed disenchantment with the legal world by focusing on law school employment numbers, which are a sham. Yet, during law school, I did not hear anyone tell me to do doc review and then in 6 months get a biglaw/big fed/in-house corporate job. I heard advice, but as useless as the career services office was, they never told me that a job will just come my way. Does my law school deserve accolades for not being misleading once I was actually enrolled and speaking with them?

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wearyattorney (Dec 24, 2018 - 12:24 pm)

Sir,

Because your law school is a law school and has an enrollment, your law school does not deserve accolades.

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triplesix (Dec 24, 2018 - 2:37 pm)

You mean to say that scummers lied to keep losers complacent with promises of better things down the road to keep them inline and quite?

Also I dont see how this is an accolade for the federal welfare program for lawl school Mavericks

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toooldtocare (Dec 24, 2018 - 5:09 pm)

Law School is the opiate of the masses.
Karl Marx

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patenttrollnj (Dec 24, 2018 - 7:35 pm)

The only accolades any law school deserves (save Harvard and few others) is an accolade for successfully duping students to enroll therein.

Seriously though, the career advice of starting off at a small place and then moving into something bigger was the norm back in the days pre-2001. That type of stuff did happen back then. Today, we just have total career saturation and automation. It's a whole other paradigm.

What this other professional is experiencing is very normal, and analogous to what we in law have experienced.

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cranky (Dec 24, 2018 - 9:32 pm)

Those who cannot do, teach. Or become career advisors. What is typical is a career advisor trying to give false hope to people who haven't realized how saturated and hopeless their profession has become.

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patenttrollnj (Dec 25, 2018 - 7:28 pm)

"Those who cannot do, teach"

Not so sure about that one .... but the opposite is often very true (i.e., those who teach, can't actually do).

It's an outright bloodbath to get an academic position, but once you get it you tend to become very theoretical. Too theoretical!

Career advising is often a total scam. So, yeah, they can do .... they can scam! And they often scam quite well.

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