Monday, December 08, 2008

About 10% . . .

From the Daily Progress article titled Virginia Law Students Struggling to Find Work:
Before classes start at the University of Virginia’s School of Law, second-year students meet with law firms from all over the country in hopes of landing a paid internship. If they make it past a callback interview and are hired, their summer experience can turn into a job once they graduate.

However, the recession has affected the number of callbacks and hires at larger firms, leaving law students all over the country looking for different opportunities. At UVa, students are getting assistance and advice from alumni who once went through the process themselves.

About 90 percent of second year students at the University of Virginia School of Law have already accepted summer employment. About 10 percent are still seeking internships, which is significantly more than typical at this stage of the year.


“I think it was not just a phenomenon here, but also at schools nationwide,” said the law school’s assistant dean for career services Polly Lawson. “There were fewer callbacks given and fewer offers made. I think firms really are trying to be careful not to over-hire." . . .
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For those who wanted some hard facts - - - there are some. It doesn't seem like those numbers differentiate between law firm and public interest, though - wonder if there is a significant difference between the two groups.

7 comments:

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Anonymous said...

I heard he's dating a med student AND a Darden girl at the same time.

Anonymous said...

at 1:11

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ih-uKlHuC6s&feature=related

Anonymous said...

nah, hes got no time for dating too busy riding his bike around cville looking for crime to fight

Anonymous said...

Also, this means that 90% of the school, presumably a portion that is some combination of top 90% of grades/top 90% of personalities/top 90% of looks, already has jobs. Bottom 10% only still looking is not too bad IN THIS ECONOMY

Anonymous said...

11:00 AM: Unfortunately your assumption is wrong. I reckon the 10% number is made up too.

Anonymous said...

11:00 - kind of fallacious - even if the 10% is right (which it might not be) I don't know if they are really the bottom 10% in any one of those categories.