Being a no-offered and unemployed 3L has consistently been taking a mental toll since the beginning of the school year. Unless I am sleeping, drinking, or playing video games, I literally think about being unemployed almost all the time. I'm unable to stop feeling ill will for people who have no offered me, and the job search has no end in sight. Some days are better than others, and some weeks are better than others, but I can't stop. Counseling helps; it helps a lot. But it's not enough.
It's gotten to the point where it's beginning to interfere with my personal relationships. I used to be very social and liked to party. Now I don't go any of that, especially with my law friends, many of whom have jobs. In fact, I don't talk to many people from law school. Same goes for most non-law people. I avoid people who haven't heard because I really don't like to be asked "how I'm doing."
Every day I wish I had never come to law school, and when someone tells me they want to go, I laugh in their fucking faces.
Sorry, but no sympathy here. The information was already all over the media when you applied that law is a dying, dead-end industry with the worst prospects of nearly any "white collar" job. Like most, you thought you were "different," that you'd "work hard" and beat the odds. As you've now discovered (albeit far, far too late) is that there are no jobs. Demand for newbie lawyers outside the tiny handful of OCI/Biglaw firms is essentially zero, as newbies bring no marketable skills to the table and no book of business.
Yet the madness continues, as this website abundantly proves with threads like "Temple v. Drexel" and "'Bozo v. BLS" and other comical nonsense comparing one bottom feeding, overpriced TTT to the other. It's like comparing throat cancer to lung cancer: both are fatal and equally miserable ways to die.
I see from Inside the LawSchoool Scam blog that apps to lawschool were down 25% recently, and especially down for the highest LSAT score subgroup, who due to superior intellect have researched/surveyed the abysmal employment landscape and wisely decided to do something else.