I have been accepted into a 3T and based on my calculations I will end up with between 70 - 80k in debt to obtain my degree (this includes undergraduate loans).
Do any graduates / veteran 3T attorneys have any advice on the job prospects or sources to find information on the job prospects for 3T student?
It seems there is a ton of writing in regards to 3T being essentially gambles with a 10% chance of payoff. In addition, many seem to think the law prospects in general are decreasing as there are 1,000,000+ attorneys and increasing.
Now, I don't have a problem starting at 40-50k but there would have to be a good chance of upward mobility in terms of salary increase. I have heard a lot of stories about 3T graduates ending up in dead end jobs that offer neither useful law experience or any future increase in salary.
I am not a greedy person. I just want to have enough money to invest and not have to work until I'm dead (I am planning to live like a college student forever, in other words: old car, bad apartment). However most reading seems to indicate law school is a sort of indentured-servitude of hopelessness.
Maybe you recent grads/ veteran 3T graduates can shed some light on the issue: whether I am wrong or right. I am seriously contemplating not going to law school simply because it is financially unwise. Anyway, new perspectives would help.