Tuesday, March 03, 2009
Panic At The Law School Placement Office
With the recent sanctioning of outsourcing by the ABA and the virtual collapse of the entire document review attorney job market, I thought you would find the following letter which was recently posted on JDUnderground interesting.
"Things really must be bad for Brooklyn Law School students because I got a special letter from Joan King begging for alumni to provide job listings. I don't want to retype the entire letter, but here are some excerpts:
'At Brooklyn Law School, we are very fortunate to have such loyal alumni.' (um, is she talking about Sharianna?)
'...the Career Center is working as creatively and energetically as possible...' (i.e. we are finding new ways to cook the books.)
'Project-based/contract listings are always welcome.' (in order to create the illusion of employed BLS grads.)
'We take great pride in making the best matches between employers and students...' (BLS to bottom 90% of class: We have your tuition, now drop dead.)
'Many of you are engaged in alternative or quasi-legal practice' (e.g., ditch digging, toilet cleaning.)
'Needless to say, some of you are experiencing your own job search issues' (i.e. we admit that BLS degree is detrimental to your career.)"
Did any other BLS grads receive this letter? Thoughts and comments?
The ABA's decision to sanction offshore doc review has come back to bite Joan King's ass. Her charade is being exposed, and her books can't be cooked anymore. Maybe I should send a job listing for someone to clean my apartment for $50 every other week (NY bar admission required)."