" BOSTON (CBS) – By now, most people know a law degree hardly guarantees law school graduates will snag a good job, let alone a high-paying BigLaw position.
But it may be even tougher than you think to get a high-paying legal job just out of law school. Hiring law firms, if you thought you were lowballing new grads, think again.
The BBJ received an emailed tip this week from someone who says they’re an employed, Boston College Law School (BC Law) graduate. The tipster sent screen grabs of a job listing on BC Law’s career site. The post advertises a full-time associate position at a small Boston law firm, Gilbert & O’Bryan LLP, paying just $10,000 per year. (That’s $10K, it’s not a typo.)
Larry O’Bryan, one of the firm’s partners, said he’s received about 32 applications for the $10K per year job, since posting it one week ago. He said that while the pay is low, the lawyer who is eventually hired will gain valuable experience.
“What we emphasize is that we do provide the opportunity for new associates to have their own case load right from the start,” said O’Bryan "
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