It’s hard for me to place myself in the shoes of unemployed graduates since I am only a second semester 1L, but law school and after is what you make it. Work hard, network, and be willing to possibly accept a job that’s not your dream job until you can land the one you truly want. That is not just for those of us earning law degrees but also every other career.
Especially in today’s limited legal job market, many people debate whether going to law school is a good decision. I was one of those people. I read a lot of reports that said DO NOT GO TO LAW SCHOOL, but I still did. I reasoned that a law degree would be beneficial in just about every career, not just as a practicing attorney. Not only was I aware of the slim legal market, I also fully understand the amount of debt required to graduate from law school. I weighted the pros and cons myself and the decision to go was mine and mine alone.
Along with the rest of the legal community, I’ve watched 12 separate lawsuits file for class action status on behalf of law school alumni claiming misleading information regarding job prospects after graduation. It also appears that this is only the beginning. New York-based attorney David Anziska stated that we might possibly see 20 additional schools added to that list and up to a dozen more by the end of the year. In reviewing the list of schools my “sister” school Florida Coastal was listed and I wonder if it is only a matter of time before my current school is on there. Was I misled? Did it purposefully “trick” me into attending law school? I’d have to say no; no I was not.