Let me put it this way, I am absolutely certain that I'll be able to make more money AFTER law school than I can now. My job options were very limited when I got my current job. If I get a crap job as a lawyer, at least it's still a job as a lawyer. That's way better than a crap job as someone's assistant.
I don't want to re-ignite old discussions, either, but I feel like this solidies the need to go to a top law school. Firms didn't always recruit from non-T14 schools, and chances are they might go back to that model.