There’s an interesting job opening Orrick is extending to a number of recent graduates. We got this information from Georgetown University Law Center, but we understand that Orrick has posted this job at a couple of top schools:
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP (Wheeling, WV) – Orrick currently has an excellent opportunity for recent law school graduates in its Global Operations Center in Wheeling, WV. The position is an entry level Career Attorney in its dynamic and growing Emerging Companies Group (ECG).
The economy is bad. Everybody knows that. But are we really living in a world where students at the nation’s best law schools are looking at “career attorney” jobs in West Virginia? Not that there’s anything wrong with that. But this can’t be what GULC students were hoping for when they began their law school journey.
A tipster explains exactly what we are talking about, after the jump.
It’s important to get a little back story on Orrick’s Global Operation Center in Wheeling. A tipster provides some salient details:
I had heard about the Wheeling “office” a year ago from a friend of mine who had summered there and who now is an associate. It apparently is an “insourcing” office that does low-rate legal work, usually using young contract attorneys who recently graduated from second and third-tier schools. The fact that they now think that they can get Gtown folks seemed to me to be a pretty good indication of the job market for attorneys.
A current Orrick associate had this to offer:
That’s nuts. I didn’t know we were doing that…Yeah, that job is to help startup companies that can’t afford Orrick rates with their routine corporate work so that we can keep them as venture capital, IP and M&A clients. But I didn’t know we were hiring GULC grads either. We usually hire WVU or Pitt grads out there.
The upshot of all this seems to be just further evidence that the job market is, in fact, absolutely terrible for everybody. Welcome to 2009.