well? I mean what type of school would one have to go to be considered a real lawyer?
The University of San Francisco has been accredited since 1935. There are a lot of schools through which there are pretty good job prospects. You can make good money without working in a big law firm. My friend's Dad went to Southwestern (which is by no means a national school), but he makes a lot of money. A lot depends on how hard you work and the chances that you are willing to take. Sometimes working for a really small firm pays off, because you can make a greater share of the profits once business picks up.
Hmmm, yeah I don't think SFLS is ABA accredited. It might be provisionally accredited. There are several schools like that in California. In either case the rest of my comment still applies.