So unlike most people on here, I'm actually in law school and see what's going on with my classmates/recent graduates. I go to a top 50 school (lower 40's...in DC)..you may be able to deduce which one it is. I don't know anyone who just graduated and is unemployed. I'm not saying the job climate doesn't suck..because it does. You probably won't get some 160K private firm job with any level of ease if you don't go to a t-14 school. I know plenty of people who have secured great jobs in DC whether in government, public interest, or lower-level private firms. There are jobs...maybe not the 160K jobs that require you to work 80 hours a week. There are jobs, though. Don't let these pre-law people scare you. They don't actually know what being a lawyer entails, much less what the job market is actually like. If you are fine with making 80k in the government or 50k in public interest, no worries. If you won't settle for any less than 100k on Wall Street, maybe reconsider law school if you can't get into a T14.