Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Anger from unemployed law grads

If you want to get in touch with the bitterness that some law grads (and current, anxious students) feel, check out the comments following the Wall Street Journal Law Blog post of October 3, 2007 (link in title to this post). I was really taken aback (though I shouldn't have been). The post is actually about one alternate career for JD holders, regardless of bar passage, in this case, financial planning. There are lots of business placements for folks with JDs and of course, the fabulous career of law librarian!

But the amount of debt that students are carrying at graduation is staggering. I think potential law students need to take a reality check. Partial relief has come to people in school now with the new loan forgiveness package from Congress (link)

Previous posts at OOTJ about student debt on Managing debt here and here

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