kalvano wrote:The ones to blame are the crappy schools and the idiots that attend them. These T3 and T4 schools are nothing but diploma factories.
I will not be going to a T14 and making billions the day I graduate, but still, I believe there are opportunities out there for those who go to reputable, decently-ranked schools.
I'm going to have to agree with that.
One (somewhat) promising statistic was that each year there are 30,000 new positions and about 45,000 JD's graduated. I feel confident I will I end up on the good end of that statistic, maybe not the best end of it but at least the good.
Also, something I've been thinking about for awhile, I don't entirely deplore the ABA's opening of new law schools. I like the idea of creating more law schools to get lawyers in the profession who WANT public defender and other low-paying public sector jobs. What bothers me is that the tuition costs aren't based on employment prospects. If i went to a t3, I wouldn't expect BigLaw. However, I would expect, if my grades were good, a solid local government job for about $50,000 to $65,000 (starting). If tuition wasn't astronomically high, I would be excited about that job. However, with the $100,000 in debt, starting at $50,000 and then getting married and having kids would make me want to commit suicide.