Thursday, June 7, 2012

Law Firm Posts $10,000 Full-Time Attorney Job

If you still think that going to law school is a good idea, consider this:
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.

Jon Stewart Mocks MSNBeSad After Walker Recall Win

Once in a while, Comedy Central's Jon Stewart of the Daily Show strays from the liberal orthodoxy and does some good work. In this Mad Men parody called "Madison Men," he contrasts the Fox News coverage of the Scott Walker Win with MSNBC:

More denial on display from Walker opponents in this video:

[h/t for both videos: Althouse]

Vets Applauded on 68th D-Day Anniversary

Travelers applaud WWII Vets at Reagan Washington National Airport yesterday on the 68th anniversary of D-Day: Omaha Beach: