DailyDirt: So You Want To Be A Lawyer..?

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Lawyers often get a bad rap -- sometimes rightfully so. But does the entire profession really deserve endless lawyer jokes and derision? Despite the hate, thousands of people still study to become lawyers, racking up a pretty hefty amount of student debt in the process. Here are just a few interesting links for those of you who might be considering (or going through) this educational process. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.


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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 19th, 2013 @ 5:15pm

    As to the last, the data does not separate practicing lawyers from non-practicing lawyers who have law degrees, but make money from other sources such as many in congress, the president, etc.
    http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/americas_richest_lawyers_dont_practice_law/

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 19th, 2013 @ 5:15pm

    ahem. my answer, as always...

    Betteridge's law of headlines is an adage that states, "Any headline which ends in a question mark can be answered by the word no."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betteridge's_law_of_headlines

     

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    JoeCool (profile), Aug 19th, 2013 @ 8:25pm

    Well DUH!

    Roughly, about 44,000 new law school students graduated in the last year, but only about 21,800 new jobs for them exist. And it's not unusual for students to have over $150,000 worth of student debts for their education.


    So we have about 20,000 new "lawyers" without a job trying to find a way to pay off $150K worth of debt... is it really so surprising why there's so much abuse of the legal system?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 20th, 2013 @ 3:28am

    Re: Well DUH!

    I wonder what John Steel did to pay his college debt.

     

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    Wolfy, Aug 20th, 2013 @ 5:51am

    This is why politics has gotten so rotten... too many lawyers looking to game the system.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 20th, 2013 @ 9:44am

    Or maybe it is people do not like lying scum bags whose whole benefit is society is nothing more than a typical Prenda Law scam

     

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