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http://jobs.minonline.com/jobseeker /job/17797872/ heythere04/30/14
Holy Shiatsu, a real JD preferred job! Good find, OP. We w dupednontraditional04/30/14
Employer is the ABA, but still . . . heythere04/30/14
Awaiting a server crash after the job posting goes viral... onegin04/30/14
3-5 years post-JD experience is the MINIMUM and for that you fmllawyer04/30/14
I read it as accepting 3-5 years of publishing experience pr therewillbeblood05/01/14
Most law grads I've met consider their legal employment pros billypilgrim04/30/14
Probably. Shoot, I should feel blessed to make $43k a year i shtlawaspiration05/01/14
It could be much like advice to get a Liberal Arts education jd199705/01/14
My experience has been that the JD actually IS an advantage onehell05/01/14
I tend to knock the lol skewl cartel, but this is a pretty f dupednontraditional05/01/14
I started a compliance position at a bank a few weeks ago, a joey05/01/14
My JD has done a lot for me in my banking job. Enough to jus sunnyjank05/01/14
JD preferred job at ABA is like big tits on a fat chick or a unlearnedhand05/01/14
heythere (Apr 30, 2014 - 8:55 pm)

http://jobs.minonline.com/jobseeker/job/17797872/

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dupednontraditional (Apr 30, 2014 - 9:12 pm)

Holy Shiatsu, a real JD preferred job! Good find, OP. We will call you the "unicorn hunter."

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heythere (Apr 30, 2014 - 9:16 pm)

Employer is the ABA, but still . . .

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onegin (Apr 30, 2014 - 11:47 pm)

Awaiting a server crash after the job posting goes viral...

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fmllawyer (Apr 30, 2014 - 9:18 pm)

3-5 years post-JD experience is the MINIMUM and for that you get to bring down the princely sum of $56,400- $62,460. $200,000 JDs are such a great investment.

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therewillbeblood (May 1, 2014 - 6:10 pm)

I read it as accepting 3-5 years of publishing experience prior to the JD.

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billypilgrim (Apr 30, 2014 - 9:38 pm)

Most law grads I've met consider their legal employment prospects bleak. I haven't met even a single practicing attorney who has argued otherwise. Most of them consider themselves the lucky ones.

Yet the JD advantage myth still persists even among law grads who have been looking for work for years. Why does the JD advantage myth have so much staying power? Is it because job postings like OP's give the people hope?

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shtlawaspiration (May 1, 2014 - 9:02 am)

Probably. Shoot, I should feel blessed to make $43k a year in a high CoL area.

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jd1997 (May 1, 2014 - 9:45 am)

It could be much like advice to get a Liberal Arts education that this observation was once true and people are just repeating something they remember hearing from their youth.

Or, it could be from self-interested law school educators trying to justify why someone should become massively indebted without much prospect of earning an income as an attorney.

Law Grads will continue believing this and the myth will persist because struggling law grads can not and should not abandon all hope.

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onehell (May 1, 2014 - 1:47 pm)

My experience has been that the JD actually IS an advantage in a lot of jobs, and is pretty quickly recognized as such. BUT, what it does NOT do is open the door to those jobs. The JD is neither necessary nor sufficient; you need to demonstrate experience and interest independent of it.

But once you're actually working, I have found that having the JD often results in moving up pretty quickly. People respect you more, they like the way you can write and clearly explain things, they really do respect the credential if you carry yourself like you know what you're doing. But again, it absolutely does not get your foot in the door. But once your foot is already in the door, it opens up a lot of opportunities to move up and around. For that reason, I say that for people with an existing connection, the JD can really be an advantage and give the employer an excuse they already were looking for to move you up or whatever. But yeah, don't go to law school thinking that it alone is a qualification that will open the door to a JD advantage job.

Applying to a JD advantage job with no connections and no experience, the JD can actually work against you for all the usual reasons (being seen as a flight risk or "just a failed lawyer", etc.) But once you're IN, then it really is an asset I have to admit.

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dupednontraditional (May 1, 2014 - 5:44 pm)

I tend to knock the lol skewl cartel, but this is a pretty fair analysis I have to admit, onehell.

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joey (May 1, 2014 - 1:53 pm)

I started a compliance position at a bank a few weeks ago, and the all the candidates they interviewed had JD's.

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sunnyjank (May 1, 2014 - 2:07 pm)

My JD has done a lot for me in my banking job. Enough to justify the 160k I paid for it? Time will tell. However that being said, I agree that k-JD candidates will not find it easy to get their foot in the door.

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unlearnedhand (May 1, 2014 - 5:48 pm)

JD preferred job at ABA is like big tits on a fat chick or abs on a skinny guy, it doesn't count.

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