A few readers have said that I am too negative about pursuing legal careers. I don’t think I am–I urge wannabe law students to do due diligence and assess their job prospects with brutal honesty–but for the sake of argument let’s say I consistently discourage law school attendance. I still have nothing on these blogs:
- Big Debt, Small Law (Dirt poor lawyers in a filthy rich town) Sample: Legal practice has “degenerated into a money-grubbing, paper-churning farce, where the “winners” walk away with millions and the “losers” are packed elbow-to-elbow in sunless boiler rooms and forced to work sweatshop hours for slave wages, under conditions that often shock the conscience.”
- Exposing the Law School Scam Sample: “This blog is written by a coalition of lawyers . . . interested in exposing the dramatic oversupply of lawyers, and how that oversupply has been caused by bogus employment and income/salary statistics used by most law schools to induce applicants to apply to law school. Also, we are concerned with how the legal establishment is complicit in this ‘law school scam.'”
- JD Underdog Sample: JD Underdog “worked the doc review circuit before finally landing a permanent job that he could have gotten with a college degree. His mission is to humor you, but warn you of the dangers of going to law school with the deck so heavily stacked.”
- Third tier reality Sample: “My goal is to inform potential law school students and applicants of the ugly realities of attending law school. DO NOT ATTEND UNLESS: (1) YOU GET INTO A TOP 8 LAW SCHOOL; (2) YOU GET A FULL-TUITION SCHOLARSHIP TO ATTEND; (3) YOU HAVE EMPLOYMENT AS AN ATTORNEY SECURED THROUGH A RELATIVE OR CLOSE FRIEND; OR (4) YOU ARE FULLY AWARE BEFOREHAND THAT YOUR HUGE INVESTMENT IN TIME, ENERGY, AND MONEY DOES NOT, IN ANY WAY, GUARANTEE A JOB AS AN ATTORNEY OR IN THE LEGAL INDUSTRY.” (Caps Original)
If that’s not enough some of these blogs contain links to blogs with similar themes.
And who says attorneys aren’t helpful?