Would you really have the world believe that employers of resterants and grocery stores and assembly lines really give that much extra support for lawyers?
What jobs would you have gotten with an MBA (in this economy) that you wouldn't have been able to get with your BA that pay better and better employment stats than lawyer?
One more note - while the unemployment data sounds good, there are some things to keep in mind:1) roughly 40% of law school graduates never practice law, so they aren't included2) Solo practitioners (recent graduates who have no firm and little experience, so they handle little easy stuff) are counted as "employed"3) The unemployment numbers aren't from licensed practitioners, but rather come from corporate respondersTo respond to LincolnLover: to some employers, a JD has similar weight to an MBA. I know a few people with JD's who got jobs as VP's of this or the other. The caveat? They worked for the company in a good job while going to law school and the degree likely simply gave them a leg up.
If that 40% is true I doubt they'd fall into the stats for unemployment in the legal community since not in the legal community.Plus if they never plan to practice law, why go to law school? Are we talking about politicans I assume? For them, wouldn't a lack of legal employment not even matter since nonapplicable to their situation?
Quote from: LincolnLover on December 07, 2011, 03:25:55 PMWould you really have the world believe that employers of resterants and grocery stores and assembly lines really give that much extra support for lawyers? Sure, as long as the lawyers are willing to accept the same pay as some uneducated schmuck with no social skills, no comprehension of the English language, and no ability to problem-solve.Sometimes you've got to do what you've got to do to make ends meet.I would happily hire someone who graduated from law school and passed the bar to serve as a cashier or barrista over some random guy that came in off the street. At least there would be less likelihood that they would steal money.