Thursday, June 23, 2016

Friends Don't Let Friends Attend Law School

Arguably my biggest and best beat down of liberal-art majoring lawyers in terms of what incentivizes them and how they deserve the financially crippled life they bring upon themselves.  Feel free to share with any lawyers you may know! ;)


commoncents said...

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Un Americano said...

Perhaps Mz. Tokes-a-lot will consider the Amanda 'Belle' Knox financial strategy.

Anonymous said...

1 word: paralegal

Working 60 hour weeks at minimum wage (often lower if you factor in the overtime) and being shat on by lawyers who think they're better than you. All her colleagues will be at each others throats trying to get one lawyer job up for grabs at the end and she won't be able to get off the treadmill because of all the debt.

Fuck. That.

I know people who have done this and it's honestly the saddest thing.

Tucanae Services said...

I have to say, that was an excellent two-er. But you are right I don't think the subject of the friends effort will bear fruit. Until the head in the ass extraction is ordered up nothing will change with the lass.

Avraham said...

wonderful utube video. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

In all seriousness, the T14 is not even close to the panacea for unemployment it's made out to be. I do know, because I'm the idiot who paid sticker for one of these schools when I actually had a career abroad that was worth talking about. Why? Because I thought I was a special snowflake destined for one the unicorn-like Biglaw jobs that only go to half the people in the class.

Statistically speaking, it's likely that I'll find something before long, because my school is one of the few that is actually fairly honest about its employment statistics. But law is a field with a starkly bimodal salary distribution, and if you're not in Biglaw, fighting the amount of debt I have effectively forces you to work forever, trying desperately to stay one step ahead of utter financial ruin.

My only solace right now is trying to stop people from making the same mistake as I did.

Anonymous said...

Update to Anon 10:31 - I did find something after pounding the pavement for months, and I'm already halfway out of my crushing debt now. I'm daring to think I'll make it all the way. Even though there's a smile on my face now, I sometimes sweat at night thinking of the world-shattering bomb I just barely avoided, and I bust my tail every day to keep my job.

That said, everything I said above STILL APPLIES. Don't bank on having the kind of luck that I did. The risk is just too high, and there are literally so many things that you could do with your life. Do them. Don't be a lawyer.

Just give yourself room to enjoy the decline. Captain's orders.