Well, even the New York Times is reporting what a dismal choice law school tends to be for so many would be attorneys these days. Read all about it here.
My favorite passage in this story is this quote from a jobless law school grad who owes 250k :
“It’s a prestige thing,” he says. “I’m an attorney. All of my friends see me as a person they look up to. They understand I’m in a lot of debt, but I’ve done something they feel they could never do and the respect and admiration is important.”
I had a root canal done yesterday and I really appreciated the roar of laughter that paragraph elicited from me.
I have written several posts in the hopes of giving people thinking of law school some idea of the debt ice berg they are probably sailing towards. This is the start of a series to give some idea of what the practice of law tends to be in reality, rather than in theory as set forth in law schools.