Franco Columbu wrote:
For those of you who haven't read this yet, you definitely should. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/09/business/09law.html
Some of the things mentioned in this article could be a reality for most UMiami grads, is anyone else as concerned as I am?
As much as I agree with the tone of this article, and as much as I advise against Miami(despite desperately wishing it was a viable option), the person in focus in this article is clearly an idiot.
First of all, I'm pretty sure for whatever reason - timing, private lenders, debt consolidation - this person is not taking advantage of the government's IBR (income based repayment) option. This is a plan that makes loan repayment, even with massive debt, feasible - provided you have some type of job.
Now, if I recall correctly, this guy doesn't have a job, so that point is essentially moot. Let's explore one factor which might, just might, influence his struggles in finding legal employment:
He went to Thomas Jefferson, a fourth tier school located in SAN DIEGO and is looking for work in NEW YORK CITY. Come on, we all know the job market is rough out there for recent grads, but the New York Times couldn't have picked a person more likely to struggle in the NYC job market. I doubt things are rosy for TJSL grads in San Diego, but this guy's intended career path borders on the absurd.
Edit: scratch that, his intended career path is absurd. Its freaking ridiculous. I don't know why after graduation, moving to NY seemed like a good idea. I just can't understand why he isn't pounding the pavement in San Diego where at least some people will have actually heard of his law school.
Additional Disclaimer: This post is in no way intended to serve as recommendation for The University of Miami School of Law.