« on: October 12, 2009, 12:18:30 AM »
Message to all posters who try to dissuade people from going to law school: Mind your own business. Just because you did badly in ls and couldnt get a job or because you can't wrap your head around the fact that some people simply want to be lawyers regardless of the salary, don't go around trying to plant fear in people. Will all graduates get jobs? No. Do all lawyers make six figures? No. But let me ask you a question. Have you ever done manual labor? I'm serious. Have you ever earned your bread and the bread of your family by sweating and toiling for someone else while earning absolutely no respect? If you had you might shut the @#!* up. I say this because for many people law school is a means of getting a better job, not necessarily a high-paying job. I know my line of reasoning here is a bit suspect, but I don't really care. My main point is that it is easy to get online and bash people's aspirations and try to use fear against them, but it is not so easy to attempt to understand the complex motivations people have for attending law school. You all assume it's just about money. That's not always the case. Go to Hell.