Thursday, October 1, 2009

Even Harvard Law Students Have Job Woes

Think you've got it tough? You could be a student at Harvard Law School ("HLS"), where big firm recruitment is down 20 percent, according to the Harvard Crimson.

"As a Harvard student, you feel entitled to get a job, and you ignore these dire reports on CNN," one student told the Crimson earlier this year after failing to get a job offer during HLS' recruiting season. "You think that things will work out like every other year."

It turns out that changes in the legal industry—smaller summer associate classes, deferred start dates and associate layoffs -- are also hurting the cream of the Ivy League crop.

HLS administrators and experts hinted to the Crimson that the school might push back the start of its fall recruiting season. And starting this spring, HLS will host a second recruitment period for "firms whose outlooks have changed" in anticipation of an economic recovery.

For one HLS professor and director of the school's legal profession program, smaller associate classes and increased outsourcing of traditional associate work will eventually lead to lower entry-level salaries.

Warmest Regards,

Bob Schaller

Your Bankruptcy Advisor Blog
By: Attorney Robert Schaller (Bob's bio) of the Schaller Law Firm

Bob is a member of the National Bankruptcy College Attorney Network, American Bankruptcy Institute and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.

I encourage you to SUBSCRIBE to this blog by completing the box to the right of this post so you will automatically receive future blog postings. Next, you can review past and future blogs at any time by clicking the "archive" link in the column to the right of this posting. Plus, you are invited to submit a question by utilizing the "question" box in the column to the right of this posting.

For information about Chapter 7 bankruptcy Click Here

For information about Chapter 13 bankruptcy Click Here

You are invited to contact Attorney Schaller at 630-655-1233 or visit his website at learn about how the bankruptcy laws can help you.

NOTE: Robert Schaller looks forward to the opportunity to talk with you about your legal issues. But please remember that all information on this blog is for advertising and general informational purposes only. Please read Bob's disclaimer.

I recommend that you review a few other blogs that may be of interest to you. These blogs are identified in the right column and are set forth below: bankruptcy issues blog; bankruptcy and family law issues blog; bankruptcy and employment issues blog; and bankruptcy and student loan issues blog.

No comments:

Post a Comment