TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Suzanne Craig Robertson on Mar 1, 2014

Journal Issue Date: Mar 2014

Journal Name: March 2014 - Vol. 50, No. 3

Last fall, The Law Launch Project began following 15 members of the Class of 2014 as they wrap up law school and prepare to be lawyers. Let’s check in on what they’re saying. Read more at http://tbalawlaunch.wordpress.com

We’re almost there!

Some of us have served as summer associates with Big Law and have job offers in hand;
while others will clerk for a judge or join the DA or Public Defender’s office;
a few will follow in a family members’ footsteps, and some will parlay their degree into
a raise and/or promotion at the place they currently work.

To all of them I say, “Good for you! You’ve earned it. Best of luck.”
But for the rest, uncertainty lies ahead. It is no great secret
that over the past several years the number of law school graduates
has exceeded the number of available positions for new attorneys by the thousands.

Burnout. We all run out of steam from time to time


I just try to spend each day staying focused
and motivated to finish the
year out strong.

The misconception that a younger candidate
for an “entry-level” attorney’s position
will always be the stronger and smarter one,
who is willing to work harder,
learn more and generate more revenue,
is just not true.

I am very happy and blessed to have gotten a job offer.

As we reach the end of our time in law school,
it’s easy to get discouraged, when  you look around and see
that kid sitting next to you on Facebook during class has already landed a job.