rad lulz wrote:The Valkyrie wrote:I don't want to get into an argument, but you're wrong. 50% of lawyers earn at least $113,000? You are obviously getting all of your information from LAW SCHOOLS. I'll just leave it at that. Jesus Christ. The level of delusion among 0Ls and law students is a huge problem.
I believe it. But:
1) Lawyers /= law students. Lawyers are the people who already got the jobs. Many lawl students today won't.
2) Many leave the law to do other stuff because they hate it / they can make more money doing something else. People who have shitty lawyer jobs that make less money tend to quit being lawyers.
3) Lawyers surveyed largely graduated in a very different economic environment.
all very true.
I'm an attorney who is working in a fucking bar to pay my goddamn light bill. no one has ever surveyed me about shit. you know why? it might be because people who administer these surveys have a vested interest in portraying law as a healthy and profitable profession.
yes, biglaw pays great money. yes, you can be financially successful as a lawyer outside of biglaw. but this myth that you can count on a six figure salary, OR ANY SALARY AT ALL, when you come out of LS has got to stop. I'm not one of those people who feels like I have to "save" people from law school. But good god, please listen to people who have actually been on the other side of law school before you run your goddamn mouth, clockwerk. fuck.