9.22.2010

Meet Ted

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Meet my friend Ted y'all. This is Ted. Ted Brassfield. He graduated from law school with Bimmer Man (please, note that their facts are wrong, it should say 2009 graduate, NOT 2008).

I think I may get a little opinionated here, so please, if you don't want to read, feel free to skip this post.

Millions of people go to school to get an education. And many, ok, lots, of those students get loans, federal or private. Many of these students also live on student loans with the promise of their schools saying that they will get a job when they graduate. The numbers are skewed. They do that to get students in the doors and money in their pockets.

Many people go back to school with the American Dream promising rising careers, fulfilling the hopes of helping others, using their degrees to get better jobs, working their way up in the ladder and shattering the glass ceiling.

Second and third year law students send HUNDREDS of resumes to potential employers, whether it be Big Law, clerkships, large companies that need in house counsel, etc... And not many of those HUNDREDS of resumes result in interviews. There's way too many unemployed, qualified, experienced lawyers out there.

If law schools keep becoming accredited and keep churning out graduates, when in this current economy holds little to no job prospects, who is to blame? The ABA? The schools? Students for wanting to follow their dreams?

Eh, there's no right or wrong answer. There is a need for change in the legal community, there is a need to recognize a problem. Jobs are a major issue right now across the country in all areas, not just the law.

Ok, I'm off my soapbox now. Thanks.

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