Life is a risk and nothing in life worth doing comes easy and when you take a risk there is a chance it might not work out. However, if you want to be lawyer go to law school, if you want to be a nurse go to nursing school, and the list goes on forever and in all instances it might not work out. If you don't want to take any risks go get a cashiering job or something right after high school you will have no educational debt and get by for the rest of your life. There is nothing wrong with that, but some people want something more challenging than a cashiering job and you need to take risks to achieve that. So if you want to be a lawyer go to law school.
The logic people use on this board would indicate if you got a 3.1 in high school and 1200 on your SAT that you should not go to college. I mean nobody hires anybody except Harvard Grads for jobs. If you go to San Diego State your throwing life away it is best to just go flip burgers with a horrendous 3.1 GPA and 1200 SAT. That is retarded and as I said before anything worth doing is a risk, but education from an accredited institution like an ABA law school is a sensible risk. Are a Harvard Grads odds better than a Whittier Grads of course. However, people at Whittier get jobs. I interviewed with a judge awhile ago that went to none other than Whittier. Crazy as it may sound, but law schools teach you the law and if you are a good lawyer it will show in the real world no matter what school you went to and if you are a sh***y lawyer it will show no matter what school you went to.
Do you go to law school by the way?