How come I've never met a poor lawyer .. they all seem to be rich .. yet some people here say that many lawyers dont really make much money ??
I suppose the obvious answer to this is that it all depends on your definition of "poor". The field of "Law" covers an immensely wide range of practices and careers that touch every aspect of society. In this way it is unlike any other "specialized" degree. Naturally, with so many different ways to practice law, the salaries are sure to vary greatly. However, keep in mind that the upside of this is that a law degree provides a diverse menu of potential career paths. Many lawyers who aren't making the big bucks have chosen not to in favor of doing something they prefer applying their efforts to. Also, most salaries do increase over time. I will say that I don't know many old
But again, it's all relative. Are you considered a poor lawyer if you don't make $100,000 a year? $75,000? $60,000? Or if you don't drive a German car? And are you really living luxuriously if you are working over 90 hours a week? This topic is discussed as nauseum on these boards, so I'm sure you can look around and form your own opinion. There are also many objective salary surveys available on the internet if you'd like to try to draw your conclusions from somewhere other than know-it-all law students who have never practiced law a day in their life.