January 26, 2009
NLJ: 3Ls Brace for Tough Job Prospects; Does Tax Offer Hope?
In this week's National Law Journal: The View from 3L: Law Students Brace for Tough Reality, by Karen Sloan:
Although 3Ls aren't in despair, many of them are far less confident about what the future holds for them than the classes that preceded them.
The article then profiles 3Ls at Georgia, Michigan, NYU, San Diego, Vanderbilt, and concludes with this great quote from the Michigan 3L:
Jenkins landed just six on-campus interviews at the start of the school year and got three callbacks. Two firms flew him in for second-round interviews, but no job offers emerged. The third firm finally came through with an offer in mid-November, and Jenkins will head off to a midsize New York firm, where he expects to work in the tax practice.
"Taxes are as omnipresent as death," Jenkins said. "I think it's a relatively safe place to be."
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