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Why Go Through the Trouble of Clerking for a Judge When You Can House Sit for One Instead?

Clerking for a federal judge is supposed to be a prestigious way to spend your first year after you graduate from law school. Clerking for a state judge is not quite as prestigious, but a job’s a job, and in this economy, beggars can’t exactly be choosers.

But why go through the trouble of getting all of those recommendation letters when you can just house sit for a judge instead?

A tipster recently sent us this job listing from Quinnipiac University School of Law. This state judge, Lynda B. Munro, isn’t looking for a clerk — instead, she’s looking for someone to house sit for her, walk her dogs, and presumably clean her cat’s litter box.

Three years of schooling and six figures of loan debt will now allow you to clean up animal sh*t. Yay!

Here’s the job listing in question, and as an added bonus, the judge’s name is misspelled (click to enlarge):

Our tipster (not a Quinnipiac grad), who claims to have “years of steady unemployment” under his belt, notes:

I like how the “desired class level” includes alumni. Maybe, if you’re lucky, you can walk dogs when you graduate law school.

With so many unemployed or underemployed recent law school graduates, we’d like to say that we were shocked by a job posting like this, but really, we’re not. Remember the “dog handler” job posted at a Texas law school? Sadly, career services officers will continue to take advantage of their graduates’ joblessness, and continue to post ridiculous employment listings for alumni from people who are connected to the law school in any way, shape, or form. It’s absurd.

But in an attempt to look on the bright side, if you’re interested in this job, try to take it in good humor: you’d probably be picking up a more senior attorney’s sh*t if you were employed in a real law job.

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