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Need a Job? Go Rural!

While the scambloggers may be trying to convince the world at large that the value of a legal education can be measured in Stanley Nickels, Lawyerist has some practical advice for those who have already taken the plunge and are looking to start paying back their loans.

How can you get a job? Throw your diploma and your interview suit in a rucksack, toss it in the bed of your truck, and head for the nearest small town.

There's some logical appeal to the suggestion. Small town law firms don't generally have access to the sort of recruiting pool that your major metro area firms do. And (I'm paraphrasing here), all them hayseed farmers need a whole mess a' legalizin' to sell they acreage and divvy it up amongst they kinfolk and whatnot, I reckon.

Plus, you can be a legitimate generalist, and live like a king for a fraction of the cost of that high-rise studio apartment in the big city.

Are there drawbacks? Sure. Lawyerist rightly points out that the dating scene might not be so vibrant in a place where the livestock show draws the biggest crowd on Saturday nights. But I'm guessing Lawyerist bloggers don't listen to a lot of country music, so aren't aware of the upside potential:

I'll be sending out my resume today.

Posted by Eric Lipman on September 7, 2010 at 10:45 AM | Permalink | Comments (5)


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