“Salary Information: This is a one-year appointment without compensation; uncompensated SAUSAs cannot be considered by this office for a permanent AUSA position for two years after expiration of this SAUSA’s one-year appointment.
Location: Oakland, California.
You too can be an unpaid prosecutor in Marin County, CA, Washington DC or Atlanta!! What a truly presTTTigious “profession” this is, right?!?!
"Many of the applications are from newly unemployed (law firm) associates, recent graduates and even a few who are currently employed," Rosenstein said. "People who are applying see it as a stepping stone."
First Assistant U.S. Attorney John Horn said interest has been strong since the Atlanta office began offering "special" prosecutor positions last fall.
Nearly 40 applications have come in the past two months to compete for four new unpaid positions, which would normally pay between $70,000 to $100,000. Horn said the jobs, requiring commitments of at least six months to a year, are not internships typically filled by students.” [Emphasis mine]
Some may see this as a stepping stone to poverty. The fact that 40 applicants are vying for these four unpaid positions – and committing to at least six months on the “job” – shows CONCLUSIVELY that this industry is GROSSLY oversaturated.
Law Schools Paying Firms to Hire Their Graduates
SMU is shelling out $3,500 to firms who hire its law grads for one month; yes, a true sign of a powerhouse law school.
“As Duke Law News reported, Duke worked hard to ensure its graduates had jobs. While it didn’t go the SMU route of paying employers to “test drive” its graduates, it does now provide stipends to some of its unemployed graduates to allow them to work for a couple months at no cost to employers. Using SMU’s car metaphor, the law school pays for the gas while Dukies and prospective employers take a little spin. Duke calls it “The Bridge to Practice” program.
It started in 2008 — employing the nine graduates who would have otherwise ruined that nice round 100%. The numbers of participants have increased since then, as the economy has worsened.
The program had nine participants in 2008 and 15 in 2009. The number will likely double this year.”
Then again, the eleventh-best law school in the nation – according to U.S. News & World Report – is resorting to these methods. Apparently, they want to maintain their 100% placement rate.
And 86th-ranked Syracuse has received a $15 million gift to build a new law school on campus. The total goal is $90 million. Not for scholarships, but for a NEW BUILDING!!
“Concordia isn't the only university with its sights set on Boise.
“The State of Tennessee allocated an unprecedented $42 million toward the renovation of the historic custom house, federal courthouse and most recently post office.”
Guess what? Memphis is still a third tier commode. Great use of taxpayer funds!!
In sum, there are NOWHERE NEAR ENOUGH jobs for recent JDs and attorneys, but the law schools have enough money to construct new law school buildings. The states are strapped for cash, but they have money to throw at these diploma mills. Does anyone want to argue that the law schools are concerned about the fate of their graduates?!?!