I seriously doubt this will ever happen. Just look at the number of "should I go to law school" threads that have surfaced lately where the OP is either old or seeking to get into a T3 or T4. Despite my warning, the warning of others, logic, and (apparently) their own instinct, they choose to go. Going to a T1-T2 was a good bet before 2007... it's not now. Certainly, going to a T3 or T4 was never a good bet unless you had a full (or near full) scholarship. Some of these people wanting to go to T3s and T4s in this economy need to get their heads examined - at the least, their decision shows a complete lack of judgment.
Yes tier 3 and 4 students are awful the worst! All tier 1 students make it though without question I have never seen a thread on this board or others were a tier 1 grad complained about their situation. The simply reality is the legal field is pretty similar to anything else and it is hard to start out. That is the same in every profession and finding a job sucks.
I was responding to your quote of "you need to get your head examined if you attend a tier 3 or tier 4." That is a strong overstatement....Therefore, you do not need your head examined if you go to a tier 3/4 school.
I agree, but with the caveat that no schooling is ever a safe bet. At the end of the day education is a rip-off no matter where you go, but it is a rip-off you have to deal with to even have a chance at doing anything.
What do you get for these thousands of dollars in tuition money[. . . .]
The professor you are paying to give you an education publishes their own book that you have to buy to succeed in their class.
The book is generally outrageously priced and then at the end of the year you get to sell it back for about 10 cents on the dollar and the school sells the same book for another outrageous amount of money to the next student.