Danger Zone wrote:We've been trolled. Or you're really clueless.
Either way, abandon ship, everyone. This is a lost cause.
I'm not trolling.
I just don't care about being big law like some of you. I just want to be happy in the end; have a decent house; a fenced in back yard - that sort of thing. I want the freedom that comes along with being an attorney and being able to go home at 3pm if I want some days.
Odds are you will have none of these things. Good luck getting a bank to give you financing when you have a quarter million dollars in non-dischargeable student loan debt and a 40k job. But debt doesn't matter right?
Also, you wrongly assume that lower paying legal jobs don't suck just as much as the high paying ones can suck. A lot of ID shops and other sweatshop law firms (places where you'd be lucky to get a job from Dayton or Chase) work their associates hard, have horrible turnover, and pay them shit. This fantasyland where you graduate from a shitty law school with a ton of debt and work cush hours for great clients and go drink at the Bar with Uncle Bob is absolutely hilarious to me.
Honestly, you are a lost cause. You're so far out in left field that rational discussion would be a waste of time. Good luck with all that.