art vandelay wrote:http://texaslawyer.typepad.com/texas_lawyer_blog/2009/06/brother-can-you-spare-some-mentorship.html
What do you guys think? Is anyone else growing uncreasingly frightened about his or her job prospects even three years from now? Throw in the effects of cap-and-trade (which will be particularly deleterious in Texas' energy-based economy) and a potential national sales tax, I'm really very much doubting the wisdom of my decision to take out loans for law school. UT is a fine school, but I'm just not sure that lawmakers are doing anything to improve the state of the economy.
I'm not really concerned about the economy's potential affect. Maybe I should be, given how, on a broader scale, our industrial capacity has been destroyed by globalization while wages have stagnated under the veil of cheap debt doled out like heroin by the financial traitors at Bank of America, Citi, Chase, Goldman Sachs, etc. Maybe I should be, given how, on a narrow scale, Hah-vahd is advising all of its students to apply for clerkships, which means more competition for the jobs I want fresh out of law school.
I figure I'll cross that bridge when I come to it. Hopefully the economy will be looking up by the time I'm looking for a job. Regardless, I've been planning on law school since my soph year in UG, about a billion years ago as far as I'm concerned, and every career goal I have in this life lies on the other side of law school. I'm in for the long haul.