Rory19 wrote:I think what is hard to stomach right now for me, as I am just now beginning law school, is people's immediate response of "well at least you'll be making bank for the rest of your life..." not necessarily, as we on TLS know all too well. People get frustrated with me for having anxiety about my future employment prospects and debt but I truly lose sleep over those two topics all the time. Its hard when those closest to you just don't get it.
On the other hand, in terms of family from humble roots, my grandmother literally sobbed when I told her about my scholarship. She said she had prayed for this every day and I should move across the country, pursue my dreams and know that she understood why I was gone and that she loved me. That was pretty awesome.
Yeah. I don't even know what to say about our legal job market. Part of me seriously wishes that a bunch of lawyers would just drop off the planet so that I could stop feeling financial anxiety about my decision to practice law.
Oh, well. At least I have an engineering degree to help me out.
Edit: My parents think they wasted their money by helping me get through engineering, and then having me decide to potentially become a patent lawyer. "Since you’re going to law school, your engineering degree is a waste." "No, dad. I may still need it." “Oh (*doesn't understand and immediately loses interest*)."