rondemarino wrote:But you just have to try. If you try, the jobs will come. All those unemployed Big Law associates out there just aren't trying
Exactly. Either that, or they haven't been trying long enough. Welcome to the real world, where you deal with layoffs by trying as hard as you can to get another job -- and perhaps having to lower your standards a bit. When they eventually find one, they'll make a more than decent living.
You apparently can't read or something.
Even in a good economy, a lot of law students were having to accept jobs that paid considerably less than 55k. Now, admittedly, those students were generally toward the bottom or the class, or from lower-ranked schools. However, guess what? The band of people having to accept those lower-paying jobs has expanded a huge amount.
However, your assertion that "ok, well, someone shouldn't pay $150k for their legal education then" is terribly flawed when you presume, in your discussion, that we're talking about T14 students. The vast majority
of people who go to the T14 don't get merit aid--hell, Harvard flat out doesn't give ANY merit aid period-- and yes, there are deferred Harvard grads out there right now who may not end up ever getting un-deferred, and I know one Harvard student who wasn't able to find anything paying more than $40k, despite hundreds of mailings. He was a little below the median, but we're talking Harvard, and we're talking $180k+ iin debt.
You're incredibly naive, you clearly know absolutely nothing about which you speak. JDUnderground exagerates things on the overly-negative side, but you're the precise mirror image of that problem. People with your "the world is full of roses and everyone who tries can find a respectable job" kind of viewpoint is one of the problems that has fed the glut of lawyers in the first instance.
Anyway, back to outlining.