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How hard is it to find a job right out of law school?

I'm a junior in high school; i'm getting ready to apply to colleges and I curious about being a lawyer. If there's job opportunities available for when you finish law school #law #lawyer

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Beth’s Answer

There are job opportunities for lawyers and many of those opportunities are interesting, challenging and exciting; however, the majority of opportunities available are not the six figure salaries many people imagine. While some law students graduate with high salary jobs, the majority do not. If you are interested in law school, I would encourage you to focus on reading, writing and research skills while you are working towards your undergraduate degree. If you enjoy those skills, then being a lawyer might be right for you. Working as a lawyer gives you the knowledge and opportunity to help your community and make a difference in your client's lives, but it is also a significant commitment of time and money towards your education. Many of the most successful law students I encountered also took a year or two off between undergrad and law school, often to work in a law firm, government agency or nonprofit, which is another excellent way to help decide whether working in the legal field is right for you. Good luck!

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Holly’s Answer

Lawyers are plentiful. You must look to see the type of Attorney you want to be. There are many types. Some make money some do not. A friend of mine was an attorney. He went bankrupt in his latter years and was living in a travel trailer. He wrote a book that did not sell. Lawyers Lie. on Amazon. by Eric D. Hart. he also wrote a book on a case he worked on. Neither book sold many copies. He had several firms in his years. some of his friends went on to become sucessful Judge's other did not. Others ended up being police officers, working in other areas of law. So do your homework on what type of law you want to do. I have a cousin who graduated Havard, Yale. Law and he did fantastic. He does okay now. The business is good if you can get your foot in the door. One good thing not good for the public by the way crime never pays. however onward, is that we are always going to have criminals keeping lawyers employed in the public defenders office most criminals cannot afford counsel. so , the public defenders office is a great starting point not very good pay but a start you can get with just a criminal justice degree. My son worked for the public defenders office in Fla. he was only paid 12. 00 per hour because he only had an AAS in Criminal Law and decided not to proceed to Law School he also has a degree in Culinary arts and a graduate in truck driving. He has all the skills to get a job when he needs to. So now he works from home doing independent work for law firms. So its really a hard decision. I suggest you do more to find out what track you are wanting to take and stick with what your dream is. Good luck.

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Jung Hwa’s Answer

I agree with Beth, and I'd also suggest that you work hard to get good internships during your law school summers, as well. Work hard on your grades during the school year; get internships related to your law school interests during the summer. Those two elements are key to getting a good job out of law school!

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Richard’s Answer

It is difficult right now for most fields due to COVID. My son just finished college, and many of his friends are getting laid off jobs before Day 1.
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