drummerboy wrote:you mean the risk of starting any business. god forbid anyone assumes risk.i cant wait to get out there and begin competing with those so dead set on the prospect of failure. my outcome, success.
Dude, come on. Risk is fine. I took a risk to go to law school, and so did almost everyone else. It is all about taking rational
risks. I can tell you that law school simply does not prepare you well for practicing law. Ask almost any lawyer if they felt prepared to practice law when they graduated. I can almost guarantee you that most will say no (all of them I've talked to have said no). After one semester, I feel no better prepared to practice law than I did 6 months ago. I know how to login to Westlaw, and I know some random stuff about obscure common law cases, but that's it. I don't know how to practice law like attorneys do everyday. Will I try to start my own firm if I can't get employed? You betcha. But is it wise to consider "going solo" as a viable fallback as a 0L? Uh... no. It's ridiculously stupid.
Starting your own firm is just a high risk, highly problematic thing to do. Some have succeeded. I know a guy who succeeded in doing it from a T4. But it is so hard to do, and it is not at all comparable to starting any old business. It is a highly oversaturated field that runs the risk of malpractice suits. Please, before you come in here and start telling us how we're all a bunch of pessimistic failures, do a little research and know what you're talking about.