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“Graduates of a Costa Mesa law school struggle to find stable employment…”

Disturbing article from the Orange County Register about terrible legal employment numbers from  troubled Whittier Law School.  The article quotes a couple of current students who appear hopeful, despite the bad numbers:


Stephanie Caughlin, president of the Student Bar Association at the Whittier Law School, is confident that a career in prosecuting criminals or intellectual property law awaits her after graduation.

“If you make the time and make the effort, and do what the school encourages us to do, you will get a job,” she said.

Some students just aren’t motivated or don’t take advantage of school resources, she said about Whittier’s employment statistics. The school routinely offers on-campus interviews, mock interviews and connections to working alumni.

“The school gives us what we need,” said Ben John Atienza, a fellow third-year law student aspiring to become a district attorney. “Wherever you go, you’re struggling to find jobs.”

Read the full article here.


It would be interesting to also hear from graduates of Whittier Law School, who aren’t just “aspiring” to get jobs, but who actually took action and secured a good job against the odds.  Even better, any Whittier Law School graduates that have worked or currently do work in BigLaw? I know you are out there.

Please drop us a line if this describes you, we would love to hear from you.

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