Law Students

JDs Increasingly Seek “JD Advantage” Jobs
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

jd advantage jobs

Summary: The ABA has noted the rise of alternative JD careers.

Perhaps it was inevitable. With the legal market glutted with JDs and the market collapsed and barely recovered after 2008, of course all these debt-ridden JDs are going to seek other ways to earn a living, considering firms are balking, and further, so much more work is being outsourced than ten years ago. If you block a river, it will send tributaries in other directions: this is natural. In the case of the JDs, they are often pursuing “J.D. advantage jobs” instead of just traditional lawyer jobs.

  
What
Where


The traditional jobs are those such as working at a law firm, judicial clerkships, and government jobs which require bar passage. The ABA has described J.D. advantage jobs as those “for which the employer sought an individual with a J.D., and perhaps even required a J.D., or for which the J.D. provided a demonstrable advantage in obtaining or performing the job, but which does not itself require bar passage or an active law license or involve practicing law.” A tortured attempt at a definition that, but what they mean, basically, is they find JD’s useful whether or not they passed the bar. Personnel or human resources, consulting firms, investment banks, or compliance fit this bill.

Law schools are wising up to this career course, offering more than bar prep, but curriculum thickeners such as accounting, project management, and e-discovery. They are offering courses that would give an advantage over those lawyers who know only the law.

With 15 percent of 2014’s JDs seeking such alternative careers, it was overdetermined, bound to happen, by river logic, if you will, that JD advantage job would become a thing. Besides, the millennial generation of lawyers wants better work-life balance, and alternative employment offers that better then the drudgery and intensity that so characterizes American law firms.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




News Source: Huffington Post





 

Interesting Legal Sites You May Like


BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

General Municipal Law Attorney with land use experience

USA-CA-Oakland

Oakland office of our client seeks general municipal law attorney with experience advising public ag...

Apply Now

Mid-level Restructuring Attorney with bankruptcy experience

USA-DC-Washington

Washington, D.C. office of our client seeks mid-level restructuring attorney with 4-6 years of exper...

Apply Now

Senior Land Use Attorney with experience

USA-CA-San Francisco

San Francisco office of our client seeks senior land use attorney with 7+ years of experience. The c...

Apply Now

Attorney with 3-5 years of civil litigation experience

USA-IN-Merrillville

Merrillville office of our client seeks attorney with preferably 3-5 years of civil litigation exper...

Apply Now

RELEVANT JOBS

Civil & Business Litigation / Transactional Attorney

USA-CA-Clovis

Law firm with primary emphasis in Business & Civil Litigation and transactional work, seeks confiden...

Apply now

LITIGATION ATTORNEY

USA-CA-Emeryville

Boutique East Bay litigation defense firm is seeking a junior to mid-level attorney. Candidates for ...

Apply now

Family Law Paralegal

USA-NJ-Parsippany

The right person for this job will grasp basic and complex divorce and family law issues, have stron...

Apply now

Products Liability & Mass Tort Litigation Associate

USA-GA-Atlanta

The candidate must have 1- 5 years of civil litigation experience, preferably with some background i...

Apply now

Most Popular

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top