Tuesday, April 30, 2013

This Is The Best Year to Apply To Law School EVER.

It's not a stretch to say that fortune smiles on the 22 year old K-JDer who comes out of the pipeline this year, or for the polished professional who has decided to spruce up the resume with those two magic words that guarantee* employability: juris doctorate.**

But don't take my word for it; I'm a craven shill merely wanting your money.

Let's look at some REPUTABLE and NEUTRAL journalism!

Here's nationally award-winning news magazine U.S. News and World Report:

I would agree that if there were no law firms hiring or salaries were plummeting, now would not be a good time to attend law school. However, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, long-term job growth for lawyers is expected to be 10 percent between 2010 and 2020.
Combined with the predicted job growth in the law industry and the retirement of baby boomers, attending law school now could be a promising investment if you are passionate about the practice of law or related fields, like mergers and acquisitions, real estate and special situations investing, where a legal background can prove invaluable.

Yes, act NOW and you and your 150 LSAT will be able to coast into your associateship with Patty Hewes. And hey, even if that doesn't work out, businesses will go gaga over bringing you into their M&A and financing deals. Everyone will be impressed with your credentials and they ALL will want to blow you, even the straight dudes.

Need more proof that you're a hot commodity? Check out this article from something called "The Hatchet" (IT CUTS TO THE TRUTH):

Competition among top law schools has grown fiercer to fill first-year classes, giving students more power to leverage for bigger aid packages. Some students said they have had more luck bargaining at GW than other universities.
Senior Ella Gladman picked GW Law School after applying to a dozen others over the past year, but her decision hinged on negotiation.
For Gladman, the back-and forth began after GW offered her $10,000 a year, which was less than what she got from some others. But after she asked for more financial aid from the school – leveraging the higher offers from other schools – GW hiked up its offer to $17,000, while others, like University of Southern California Gould School of Law, held their ground.

Now, when she's studying international or public interest law, she'll be that much richer!

It's a buyer's market, law grads. We want you. Badly. With the massive hose-blast of money and a job waiting for you at graduation, are you seriously going to look elsewhere?

*-Not really guaranteed, just, like 93%. Okay, not really.

**-Intentional. If you use "juris doctor," people will think you're too smart to work for them.

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