What is the salary of a lawyer just out of a third tier law school?

Average salary please Can you also provide a job description? I would think that a student out of a top tier law school (harvard, yale, etc) would be hired as an associate and would be paid $130,000. I might be attending third tier school. Does that mean will I will have to do the horse work?

Asked By: K Yo - 1/17/2010
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If you are a graduate of a third tier law school, your prospects of being hired by a Big Law firm (the top 100 firms based on profit and income information by the American Lawyer journal, sometimes also known as “prestige firms”), which currently are paying first year associate salaries in the range of $145,000-$160,... More
Answered By: happypitbull - 1/19/2010
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Could be zero the way the legal job market looks right now. It is tough to find a job out of a lower tiered school at all, I think the best you could hope for if you don't graduate at the top 5% of your class is somewhere around $40,000 to $70,000.
Answered By: daaaave - 1/18/2010
The current national average of an attorney is $40,000. People tend to forget to consider the expenses: massive law school debts and office overhead. And that's IF you can even find a job - there are VERY FEW job opportunities in this vocational field. IF you can find a job, yes, you would have to do "the horse work... More
Answered By: mailaccount63 - 1/19/2010
To get the best idea of the average salary of a lawyer just out of a third tier law school, check the employment statistics for the law school(s) you're considering; if it's not on the school's website, ask--all schools keep track of this data... More
Answered By: Michelle, Law School - 1/20/2010
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