Second-year Howard law student Tameka Simmons was an intern at intellectual property firm Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner last summer and worked there this semester as a law clerk through an opportunity that became available through the firm's association with the law school.Next month, Simmons will be a summer associate at general practice firm Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York, where the 2004 summer associates will be paid $2,400 weekly.
"I think the market is better for us than the class above us," Simmons
Ayana Brooks knows that firsthand.Brooks, a Howard third-year, says she
is not panicking, although she
is still looking for a job.Other options: returning to school for a Ph.D. or teaching.Brooks says she
knew when entering law school that "there was no guarantee as to what would happen in terms of the job market."
Many students, of course, are defying the weak market.