This article includes several examples of outraged law graduates and current law students. Their outrage is geared and pointed at their law schools. Their outrage is directed from the current job market. Their outrage is outrageous. Why you ask? I'm glad you did.
ABA Journal reports, "[O]ne Boston College Law School 3L recently wrote an open letter to the school's dean asking for a return of his tuition in exchange for a promise to drop out of school without obtaining his degree. 'With fatherhood impending, I go to bed every night terrified of the thought of trying to provide for my child and paying of my JD, and resentful at the thought that I was convinced to go to law school by empty promises of a fulfilling and remunerative career" (emphasis in the original)
Really? What a ridiculous statement. In the law of contracts, even if you get a bum deal, with consideration, bargain, and a "meeting of the minds" you still get a contract. So, if this 3L listened in Contracts, he'd know that he will be responsible for making the decision; for making the contract. Also, does he think his three years of money was for paper? That he has WASTED his money? He has after all gained three years of legal knowledge. He, as Kingsfield said, has had his brain turned from mush and now thinks like a lawyer.
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Mark Twain aptly said, "Don't go around saying the world owes you a living, The world owes you nothing. It was here first." Really, if you're an attorney, you're never unemployed. There is always a market for honest, compassionate attorneys that call their clients back and care about the person. Make a reputation for yourself and the money will make itself.