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By Asma Khalid

The District is a hub for lawyers. But, this year, many students graduating from local law schools can’t find a job.

Historically, law students intern with a firm after their second year. And that translates into a permanent job. But this year, many of those firms couldn’t afford to hire their interns. So people who thought they had jobs with big prestigious firms are now unemployed.

Alex Eikstein used to keep every rejection letter she received. She laughs about it now, but, at one point, she felt like a failure.

"I interviewed with firms that ended up falling apart and dissolving within two months of my interview," says Eikstein. "But everyone was still acting like everything was okay. That’s when I went through my misery stage."

Eikstein just received a non-legal government position.

Mark Taticchi is a student at George Washington University.

"Probably a third to half of my friends are still actively looking for jobs," says Tatichhi.

Tatichhi will be clerking with a judge in the fall. He says landing the position, makes him feel like one of the lucky few.

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