↪ Is Law School a Losing Game?
This article makes me sick to my stomach. Finally, a major news publication exposes the scam behind the law school propaganda. Regardless of whether you go to a top tier or bottom tier law school, the mumbo jumbo they feed you about your bright future fighting for justice is the same. And the reality you face even if you are lucky enough to get a job is dramatically different than the fiction you are taught to believe as a student. I’m so glad the Times at least indirectly acknowledged what law school graduates really face after earning their degree: a life of drudgery approaching slavery just to pay down three years of overpriced education.
This gets to what might be the ultimate ugly truth about law school: plenty of those who borrow, study and glad-hand their way into the gated community of Big Law are miserable soon after they move in. The billable-hour business model pins them to their desks and devours their free time.
Hence the cliché: law school is a pie-eating contest where the first prize is more pie.
There’s a lot more I have to say about this article, but first I must gather my thoughts and wait for the nausea to pass.