Took me about three years post JD to realize there was such a thing as a JD disadvantage. Until then, I'd assumed people were awed by my presTTTigious law degree. Fortunately, one day a person in a hiring position told me that he wasn't, and wanted someone who had concentrated on their career.Nothing like a T2 education that's of no interest to lawyers and poison to other employers.
Sad, but definitely true. I used to think "what is up with these people who can't connect the dots?" Hiring managers seem adverse to hiring JDs even for contract administration, compliance, gov't agency positions, and the like, which still doesn't make complete sense to me in a lot of cases. In any event, it turns out it was me who couldn't see through the law school smoke screen to the reality of the JD in the marketplace, until it was too late. Welcome to the club.
http://www.vnews.com/news/3896880-95/buyouts-laid-law-membersMake sure to print the story above, with a color printer - and frame the bastard!
One can only pray that this is the beginning of an avalanche. Amen!