betasteve wrote:You do realize this is an entirely different assertion than your first, right? I don't see how you can suggest it is only a modicum, when your refutation comes by changing the statement altogether in order to make it sound less hyperbolic.
Most v. a few is hyperbole, we agree on that. So if that's your major beef, you've got me.
But the assertion that there are more qualified lawyers than jobs, even in boom times, is/was explicitly stated in the Dept. of Labor reports. I was expressing that factual truth in a reactionary and hyperbolic way.
betasteve wrote:this has absolutely nothing to do with the assertion I called you out on or your initial rebuttal to my earlier assertion.
This really just seems like a bullshit, non-truthful way to advise people not to go to law school. When you decide to tell people what to/not to do with their lives, maybe next time make it factually honest or don't bother.
I was not trying to tell anyone what to do with their lives. I believe that is a very personal decision, and I might offer advice to an individual who asked, but I would never lay down the kind of blanket advice that you are implying.
I was reacting/replying, with both my original statement and with the tangential statement that followed, to the notion that there was once a "stable" job market for lawyers, and that it might go back to such a state in the foreseeable future. Anyone considering law school should know that this hasn't really been true for many years. However, a tough job market didn't deter me and shouldn't necessarily deter anyone else.