Saturday, August 04, 2007

Art Projects for Law Students: Rejections → Grocery Shopping Lists

I finally completed a small art project that I've been planning for a little over a year.

During the late fall of their first year in law school, most students at my law school tend to send out about 100 letters to New York law firms, seeking summer employment.

Out of the 100 letters, they'll receive somewhere between 90-100 rejections. It's not that they're all summarily unqualified, it's that law firms are loathe to spend lavish summer associate sums on first-year law students — these students know very little law and are unlikely to return to this first summer firm for employment after school.

I saved my half-ream of rejections and converted them into something useful. These rejections have become fodder for my grocery lists.

1 comment:

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