How hard is it to get a job with a law degree?
If I get a JD from an average-ranked law school, how hard will it be to find a job?
- LaurieLv 73 months ago
The JD won’t mean much unless you also pass the bar exam.
- ibu guruLv 73 months ago
You might find something like law clerk with a small local firm, but if you are not the top grad from a mediocre school, even that's unlikely. Law is a severely glutted market & has been at least since the 1970's. Law firms recruit Superstars - the top 10 grads (NOT the top 10% - the top 10) at highly regarded law schools. Lesser lights might volunteer at legal clinics, work as law clerks (law student job), try to get jobs in corporate legal departments (depending on their courses, areas of specialization), work as paralegals - or eventually give up and figure out something else.
- embroidery fanLv 73 months ago
I have been hearing for many, many years that new lawyers are having problems finding jobs. Google it to be sure, but don't get the degree unless you are already situated to get a niche job, like immigrant law or Hollywood law, or the like.
- AmarettaLv 73 months ago
If you're an average graduate from an average law school, it could be difficult unless you've done an internship that results in a job offer.
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- RobinLv 73 months ago
very easily ......................