The Legal Beat
Thanks To The Recession, Even T14 Law Schools Had To Beg Firms To Hire Their Graduates
Posted on Wednesday June 21, 2017
I worked at Georgetown Law School in the Career Services office. I started when times were really good and employers were bending over backward to take us out to dinner … so we would tell our kids to go to their firms.
By the time I left, we were taking them out to dinner and we were flying to cities that Georgetown grads would never go to before to talk to people at law firms and try to convince them to hire Georgetown grads. And we’re talking Georgetown grads — it’s not Harvard, but it’s a top law school.
— Laura Hosid, a law school admissions and career counselor who worked as the associate director of the career services office at Georgetown University Law Center from 2007 to 2012, explaining in a CNBC interview what the job market was like before and after the recession.
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