MrAnon wrote:The reason people get angry and critical in these threads is because they are trying to sound a very stern warning from the future for 0Ls about what they are getting themselves into. It comes across as unpleasant because it is. The vast majority of grads are not finding themselves where they expected they would be. People talk about the "lost year" like it was a isolated to one class, but the truth is that is has continued for a second and now a third year.
Most professors are too smart to ask openly how the jobs picture is for students. It can be quite awkward for students whose loans pay the professors six figure salary to admit that they cannot now find work, so they leave that alone. But recently a professor at my T1 decided to ask how people were doing with their search. Of 9 graduating students in the room not a one had anything lined up. Several described opportunities they were chasing down or areas they were focused on, but none held an offer. If they graduated tomorrow they would all be unemployed. Where would they be without law school? Hard to say, but their net worth would clearly be higher.
I'd be in a pretty steep amount of debt making $14.90 an hour in an accounts payable position, lol. Still, you are correct that my net worth would be higher, at least for the next few years probably.