@The Latin Scot, agree we should encourage the young man. However, he should go in with eyes wide open that he's entering a hierarchical, low-paying career.
Personally, I don't think it would be my place to encourage or discourage. Not my life. But making a decision without knowing where it is probably going to lead ? If the facts are deemed "discouraging," so be it. At least, as you say, "eyes wide open."
In 1998, law school graduates who had passed the Ohio Bar Exam (perfectly normal in appearance and demeanor), some from in the top 10% of their classes at perfectly respectable law schools (some in the national top 50) were asking to come to work at AT&T Legal for no pay - so they could add experience to their resumes. Supply vs. demand. That suggested to me that one needed to go to a really top school and graduate Coif, unless daddy was a senior partner in, or major client of, a firm that was hiring. ED: the new law graduate employment rate has dropped very year since.
Edited by TAHAWK, 23 February 2017 - 11:20 AM.