Nowhere in the original post does the OP say that law school will ruin your life or that the schools are out to get you. All she said was that the job market is not good even for graduates of top schools and that people should be wary, and that schools are trying to keep their employment statistics up. There's nothing wrong with providing people with a word of caution. If you don't need the message, then just ignore it.
Also, the bar analogy isn't at all applicable because the bartender doesn't have much control over whether or not you get laid at the end of the night. Where you go to law school has some
effect on how well you fare, even if it's not 100% determinative.
I have the inside view from a T14. MOST of my fellow graduating 3Ls do not have job offers. ANY offers. This is not simply a lack of BigLaw jobs but a structural problem in the legal community in general. Don't be fooled into thinking, "Well, I never wanted to be making $160k working at a stifling corporate law firm anyway." The job market is pure crap across the board. There is stunningly high unemployment at these elite schools.
However, the school is rehiring many of us to work at the library or in part-time research assistant positions so that we do not drag down the employment rate.
You are a fool if you think law school is a decent place to "ride out the recession."
Even Harvard Law grads are having problems finding jobs. So if the T14 grads are in danger, then what about the rest of the schools (from first tier to TTT to fourth tier)?
I hope this post is not deleted. It could save people hundreds of thousands of dollars. If you got into a law school and paid a deposit, you must still think about what I am saying and make a wise decision.