« on: November 09, 2010, 02:17:31 PM »
Although you make a couple of good points, your reasoning is very flawed. Although I don't want to spend a lot of time pulling apart what you wrote (since I have a lot of work to do), let me just make a brief point:
Many law students, such as myself, do not feel entitled to a six figure job after law school. However, as someone who graduated at the top of my college class, and currently attends a top 50 law school (ranking in the middle of my very competitive class), I do feel entitled to A JOB after law school. Let me make that very clear: I would be extremely happy with something like a state government job paying $40-50k a year. When people in my position have difficulty finding such employment, there really is a problem.
Granted, no school wants to be the only one publishing accurate employment information, but there must be some regulation of the employment numbers put out by various schools. As you point out, it is true that certain groups are trying to reveal how biased these published numbers are, but not enough people are aware of these organizations. There really has to be some regulation coming from the top - such as the ABA.
Your assertion that people are being lazy complainers falls flat when the reality is that very good students are sending out tons of applications and getting rejected from jobs that pay very low salaries.