Surprise, Georgetown Law grads! You probably don’t have jobs either.
On Friday’s broadcast of NPR‘s “All Things Considered,” host Robert Siegel spoke with five Georgetown Law students who found themselves in unexpected positions after graduating earlier this week.
The five graduates estimated that they each sent out “hundreds” of resumes, yet have all struggled to find jobs, according to Joel Florescu (LAW ’10).
Florescu claimed that the economic problems within the legal industry may have hit other schools previously, but are only now starting to impact Georgetown Law.
“I think that for a lot of the schools below us, it was a struggle for a very long time. Now, their struggle has become our struggle. Now, we have to deal with the same sort of problems that they have been facing,” he said.
Some took a unique approach to the poor job market—Aaron Rowden (LAW ’10) intends to run for the Maine State Legislature, while Becca Richardson (LAW ’10) will be working for the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission, a small federal agency.
The reality of the job market seemed to surprise the former students, who expected to make lots of money, quickly.
“I don’t know what I necessarily expected my job prospects would be, but I certainly thought I would be making, you know, six figures the first year out,” Jason Lewis (LAW ’10) said. “That is not going to be the case.”
Sorry, Jason. Maybe you should try freezing yourself in a block of ice?
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