Law Grad with LLM Lands Just One Job Interview from 300 Resumés
Posted Dec 3, 2008 9:29 AM CST
By Debra Cassens Weiss
The job market for law graduates was relatively strong for 10 years—so strong, in fact, that last year, 92 percent of legal grads found jobs in their field, the strongest showing in two decades.
This year, though, things are different, CNNMoney.com reports. For the first time in recent history, the job market is contracting. That’s bad news for the more than 150,000 students in law school.
Andrew Magdy is an example. He has a law degree from Michigan State and an LLM in taxation from Washington University—and $150,000 in student loans, the CNN story says. The first payment is due this month.
Magdy told the publication he sent out about 300 resumes, but landed just one job interview. "Every day I send out resumés, both electronically and through the mail, and every day I receive responses that the law firms are not currently hiring," he said.