Depression amongst lawyers rising

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sundevil77
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Depression amongst lawyers rising

Postby sundevil77 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:03 pm

Article from the ABA on rising depression amongst lawyers.
http://www.abajournal.com/weekly/article/depression_is_rising_as_lawyers_lose_jobs_and_sense_of_entitlement

Obviously, losing your job or not having a job coming out of law school would be extremely depressing. I imagine the thousands of dollars of student loans only make the situation more stressful.

I'm trying to decide if stories like this means I definitely should go to a T14 school. Going to a T14 gives me the best shot at landing a good job, whereas going to a lower ranked school could be a crapshoot. On the flip side, this could make me lean even more heavily toward going to a school ranked in the 40s with a full ride scholly. My reasoning is that if I didn't have a job coming out of a T14, I would be facing crushing loans. If I didn't have a job from the lower ranked school, at least I wouldn't be drowning in debt.

...I just don't want to be one of those depressed lawyers.

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Re: Depression amongst lawyers rising

Postby SteelReserve » Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:33 pm

...I just don't want to be one of those depressed lawyers.


Fair feeling, but don't think it's only the laid-off and unemployed lawyers that are depressed...




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