Monday, May 24, 2010
It's the month when law school graduates soon are walking across stages during ceremonies throughout Connecticut and across the country. And as they proudly hold that well-earned J.D., they should be ready to figure out new and creative ways to use it.
Two years after the beginning of a significant shakeup in the legal industry, there's no guarantee that new grads will start their careers in law firms that historically scooped up talent a year or more before anyone passed the bar exam.
These days, graduates should be prepared to find alternative opportunities in the law, or even take a nonlegal job to pay the bills and get experience through pro bono work, say career development directors at several law schools in the region.