The [Boston Business Journal] received an emailed tip this week from someone who says they’re an employed, Boston College Law School (BC Law) graduate. The tipster sent screen grabs of a job listing on BC Law’s career site. The post advertises a full-time associate position at a small Boston law firm, Gilbert & O’Bryan LLP, paying just $10,000 per year. (That's $10K, it's not a typo.)That salary comes out to about $4.81 per hour. The Massachusetts minimum wage is $8.00.
In October 2010, another BC law student made news by asking for a full refund if he dropped out.
More evidence that the legal job market has unfortunately imploded not just in Boston but everywhere, and in what is politely called a "challenging legal environment," law school is probably an expensive waste of time for most.