Anonymous User wrote:I've never felt this empty and worthless in my entire life. Seriously, consideration my family is THE only thing keeping me from committing suicide.
3+ years ago, I imagined that the law would be a fulfilling endeavor. Now it seems like nothing more than a pipe dream.
Fuck this shit.
Just don't internalize the shitty situation. I hate saying this, because too many people in this country falsely claim it when it's simply not true, but you are the victim of a pyramid scheme. What did you do? You went to school to better yourself and to better your career. You took out loans because no sane person would think that more education is a bad thing. You didn't do anything wrong. You are perfectly capable of being a lawyer, and it's not your fault that there is 1 job out there for every 2 graduates--with about half of those available jobs having terrible starting pay given your student loan payments.
It just so happens that the ABA is negligent in their enforcement of the legal education market, and all law schools care about is sucking government-backed money out of prospective students to fortify their rankings and their endowments. There's no one person sitting behind the controls attempting to commit fraud at your expense. Legal education is deficient in a systemic fashion--it gives everyone that runs the system plausible deniability, but allows the entire system to literally fuck over half of the people that enter.
If you think that your outcome is somehow a reflection on you and your worth as a person, you are wrong. It is a reflection on how unregulated greed leads to sick and twisted outcomes.
Just keep trying, and go into interviews with the confidence that you are able to perform. Take anything you can get...get the experience clock ticking. The lateral market is better than TLS would have you think.