In the last of our series of post on our most recent classes employment situations, we bring you the class of 2007. They've just graduated, so these are their first post-law-school jobs. Lois Casaleggi will tell you more:
"As our recent graduates are still basking in the glow of graduation, but also hitting the books again in preparation for the bar exam, let me tell you a bit about the exciting things they will be doing as they embark on their legal careers.
"We have a number of students who will be clerking with judges starting in the fall, despite the national trend of applicants waiting until they have some work experience before entering the clerkship market (more on this trend in an upcoming blog post). Graduates will be clerking at six different U.S. Courts of Appeals (the Second, Fifth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, and D.C. Circuits) and five U.S. District Courts. We also have students clerking at the highest courts in three states and at the Supreme Court of Israel.
"Most of our graduates begin their careers in the private sector. This fall we will have graduates working in law firms and businesses in Alabama, California, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Oregon, Texas, Wisconsin, and London.
"Some of our graduates will be pursuing additional degrees, and several are pursuing work in the public sector. We are very excited that three of our graduates this year received fellowships to pursue public interest work. One of our graduates received the Polikoff-Gautreaux Fellowship with Business and Professional People for the Public Interest, another graduate will be serving as an Equal Justice Works Fellow at The Legal Aid Society in Washington, D.C., and a third graduate will be a fellow with the International Justice Mission in Kenya. Two graduates will be serving in the federal government: one in the Attorney General’s Honors Program at the Department of Justice in the Antitrust Division and one at the Department of the Treasury in the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Finally, we are continuing our recent trend of graduates who are pursuing careers as public defenders with our recent grad who will be working for the Defender Association in Seattle."