Well, that's nice and depressing

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Offline LawSchoolGuy

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Well, that's nice and depressing
« on: July 09, 2010, 02:38:47 PM »
Michigan Law Tells Its 3Ls They’re Screwed; Offers Counseling
http://abovethelaw.com/2010/07/michigan-law-tells-its-3ls-theyre-screwed-offers-counseling

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While there are students enjoying the good life as summer associates, many rising 3Ls are staring into the abyss of entering 3L recruiting without a post-graduate job lined up. At Michigan Law, the school’s office of career services is preparing its students for just how abysmal the abyss is going to be:

"As you look at the employers coming to campus to interview 3Ls, some of you may be feeling quite frustrated at the number of employers willing to interview you as a 3L when there were far more willing to interview you when you were a 2L. Unfortunately, in the next few weeks there may be even more firms that cancel or reduce the number of interview slots they want reserved for 3Ls."

It doesn't get much happier, either.

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Re: Well, that's nice and depressing
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2010, 02:59:19 PM »
That mentality of interviewers coming to campus makes me chuckle a bit. If I was in their shoes, I'd be attacking every law firm, not waiting for them to come to me.

It reminds me of something I once read about a Harvard MBA candidate who complained that she couldn't get a job with a fast-moving startup company because none of them came to campus for interviews.

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Re: Well, that's nice and depressing
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2010, 03:44:53 PM »
LOL

Yeah I don't get why students aren't more proactive. It's nice to have firms come to campus, but you should rely on them exclusively.