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Why are most employers afraid to hire a Law student?

I've been looking for a steady job for the last 3 years, but the moment I mention I'm pursuing a law degree the interview ends and I'm told they'll "be in touch." With the economy in Michigan spiraling already and the strike of being a 2L, I'm at a breaking point. With that said, I turn to the Answers community to find a way around this barrier. I need to find work, and I need to make decent money. Law firms are out of the question because they want free help. Can you help me? yeah...well, I did that once and was forced to quit (at will employment and such) Wow...."mustbe"...Have you heard about the economical situation in Michigan??? Court houses aren't hiring; Police departments aren't hiring; heck...even KFC isn't hiring!!! In fact, they are all laying people off!! I posted a question to get helpful answers; so if you're going be hurtful or sarcastic, do us all a favor and just keep it to yourself. Thanks to the rest of you.

Asked By: law guy - 6/18/2007
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Try a temp agency. They can help you out. If the first one doesn't provide an immediate assignment, don't be discouraged. It has been my own experience that some temp agencies are diligent, and others aren't... More
Answered By: Fatdude427 - 6/18/2007
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Dont tell them your a law student....
Answered By: trufiend138 - 6/18/2007
 
well it seems pretty obvious to me dont mention your a law student until AFTER you get the job!
Answered By: Miriam - 6/18/2007
 
well, three things come to mind: first off... they might feel that you are going to leave after you graduate and two they may think that if they hire a person with a degree they then think that you know it all and could quite possibly want a higher salary compared to those who have worked for a long time for the... More
Answered By: De - 6/18/2007
 
This does not back good sense to me... More
Answered By: Mustbe - 6/18/2007
 
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