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I am a new attorney cant find a job. I want to go to Georgetown for school should I?

I have been a lawyer for two years. I am so tired of being broke this recession is killing me!! I want to move from Atlanta anyway and go to DC, which does have more jobs. But I also want to go back to school get my master's. My friend says that its dumb? Should I listen?

Asked By: SDS1983 - 12/6/2009
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I am an attorney (currently inactive as I no longer need to practice). Colleagues who still practice and have moved into foreclosure, eviction and bankruptcy law seem to be doing fine. Consider taking some continuing legal education classes, placing some appropriate advertisements and opening your own office in one or... More
Answered By: ownpool - 12/6/2009
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What's a masters going to do for you career-wise that your JD isn't? That's not a rhetorical question. If you have a clear degree and plan in mind, and you have evidence in the form of other people who've done it that it'll work, then maybe it's a good idea. If you're just trying to hide from the recession by any... More
Answered By: MM - 12/6/2009
 
I think your friend finds it 'dumb' because of the economic condition of the country. Your friend probably wonders why you want to rack up more debt. However, if you don't have a lot of work coming your way, getting your master's is an awesome thing to do right now. You'll have more 'ammo' on your resume when you... More
Answered By: strong mocha - 12/6/2009
 
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