Aberzombie1892 wrote:Also, that person referred to by the OP will likely get a JD required job. This website pretends as though people have to be above median to get a JD required job, and that's simply not even close to true in the real world (even in this economy). TLS.com is a good site for raw information, but people make too many blanket statements regarding average debt loads (OMG everyone owes $100,000+!!!!) and employment prospects (OMG everyone does doc review or is employed who doesn't get big/mid law, PI or fed/state/city gov!!!!).
Your generalizations are absurd, and you are also dead wrong on just about everything you've said ITT.
Something like 60% of grads found work in full-time, permanent, J.D.-required jobs, according to the latest data. Ignoring the fact that a decent chunk of these jobs objectively suck (low pay, high hours, little room for advancement, not much help on a resume), what do you think happens to the other 40%? They do contract work, or leave the field of law altogether. Not exactly a good outcome, even if you have low debt (and you are way, way, way off when you say that an extreme minority have more than 100k in debt. That is completely pulled from your ass.)
Will everything be okay for most law school grads? Well, even those in the worst situations aren't going to die of starvation or go to debtor's prison, and they'll probably get a job somewhere doing something, so I guess they'll be "okay" in that sense. But that doesn't mean they had an "okay" outcome. Their law school decision had a terrible outcome.
Sure, OP's friend may find a good job, but they have mediocre credentials and are way late in the ballgame to be getting on the job hunt. They need to get on it NOW.