hire me eyes

Job Searches, Law Schools, Small Law Firms

Entering The Race: #fourthtierproblems

What is it like trying to get a job coming out of a low-ranked law school? Read more »
83 Comments / / Sep 2, 2015 at 9:49 AM
  • Deferral Stipend, Start Dates

    Shearman & Sterling Belatedly Sets Start Dates for Deferred Class of 2009

    Shearman & Sterling is setting off some fireworks at the start of this Fourth of July weekend. It sent out a memo this morning to its deferred associates from 2009. (Remember them? They got $65,000 last year if they volunteered to go away until September 2010.) The deferred associates expected a letter two months ago […]

    55 Comments / / Jul 2, 2010 at 1:12 PM
  • pls hndle thx

    Pls Hndle Thx: Too Good for $10?

    Shearman & Sterling is setting off some fireworks at the start of this Fourth of July weekend. It sent out a memo this morning to its deferred associates from 2009. (Remember them? They got $65,000 last year if they volunteered to go away until September 2010.) The deferred associates expected a letter two months ago […]

    42 Comments / / Jul 2, 2010 at 12:35 PM
  • Layoffs, Public Interest

    Nationwide Layoff Watch: A Dozen Down at the Bronx DA’s Office

    Working as a lawyer for the government is regarded by many as the life raft for riding out the recession. But thanks to shrinking budgets, attorneys in the public sector are also losing their jobs. Yesterday the Bronx District Attorney, Robert T. Johnson, issued a letter announcing a layoff of 12 assistant district attorneys in […]

    41 Comments / / Jul 2, 2010 at 11:08 AM
  • Law Schools, Student Loans

    Duke Law Waitlist Proves There’s No End in Sight To Lawyer Oversupply Problem

    It’s become clear that many college graduates make their decision to go to law school based on apathy, a critical misunderstanding of the legal market, and shocking hubris. As we’ve said many times, the decision to go to law school has become disassociated from the expected value of going to law school. Prospective law students […]

    70 Comments / / Jul 2, 2010 at 10:02 AM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 07.02.10

    * Since Senate Judiciary Republicans seem to want to discuss Thurgood Marshall so much, Bingham McCutchen attorney Thurgood Marshall Jr. decided to speak up. [Washington Post] * The ABA has high praise for Elena Kagan. [ABA Journal] * The NRA does not. [WSJ Law Blog] * The unemployable unemployed. [New York Times] * Being LeBron’s […]

    6 Comments / / Jul 2, 2010 at 9:04 AM