With all due respect - and I have addressed this with Bigs - you falsely claim folks expect the world to hand them a job, that they are unwilling to work to find a job, or that they are unwilling to start at the bottom. Not true. It may give comfort to people going to a T4 and hearing these employment horror stories, but it is simply not true. The job market is tough. You can bang on all of the doors you want, but if the jobs are not there, or they are being filled by T1 or T2 grads, all of the persistence and hard work in the world will not get you hired. Folks discussinig the dismal job prospects are not whining that they were not handed a job on a silver platter, they are relaying the facts of their experiences.
What do they teach in law school? Go on facts and information or go with feelings and opinions that help your case?
I have to say I agree completely biggs! I'll be going to law school part-time evenings in the fall to a tier 4, but I don't care because I'm older and just plan on a private practice. I've been in the working world now for over 20 years and I know how important it is to network and bring as much experience to the table as possible.
I hear many people complain about the "world" not getting them a job and sadly, these same people will never ask, "what can I do better to get that job?" As a director of a department, I've interviewed plenty of college grads who have maintained a 4.0 blah, blah, blah, but there was no work history, intership, or any other type of experience to let me know they can handle a job. I don't care what type of job you've had, as long as I see that you can maintain one. Sadly, I think parents are coddling their kids a bit too much. It's okay to work part-time while you're in school. I did and I still found time to get good grades and party.
The other problem I've found is people aren't willing to start at entry level. If you have no work experience, you're not going to be making six figures a year on your first job - no matter what the profession - unless you graduate from Harvard Law School. Just get in somewhere! If you are like what you do and have a good attitude, you will advance.