Believe it or not there is this thing called a GLOBAL RESCISSION. So M.D's, J.D's, Masters students whatever are having hard times. GLOBAL recession is the key word. It is not only a law school recession. The reality is if you really want to be a lawyer then go to law school, but know it might not work out. Same thing if you want to be a doctor go to med school, again it might not work out. If you want to be a teacher get a teaching credential, again it might not work out. The list goes on and since it is a GLOBAL recession teachers are getting laid off, hospitals are cutting back and few graduates are having the red carpet rolled out for them in any industry.. sYou were right about all your other posts, schools want your money. Harvard does not care anymore about it's students than Cooley does. If you don't pay your tuition your out, they don't really care about you. Obviously, any school wants you to succeed, they are human beings. However, if a few student's do not make it they will not lose sleep over it. Same logic applies to all undergrad universities, med schools, master's programs and so on. Education is a risk and no matter what you study it could turn out to be a massive waste of time and money. However, if being a lawyer interests you go to law school, but realize getting the J.D. and passing the bar does not make you special, there are about a million or so other people with the same qualification and you will have to compete with them. That applies to all professions if you get a computer science degree millions of other computer scientists will compete for jobs, NBA basketball players compete for a job, accountants compete for jobs, it goes on forever. That is just capitalism and the strong survive, the whiners whine and that is how it goes.
eh it can be argued that my choice isn't worth the money, but i'm pretty happy with where i'm going to go, even if i'm paying sticker i want to be a lawyer, so yeah.. oh well, i hope the c/o 2013 doesn't do as badly as the c/o 2012 or c/o 2011