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Which dream jobs aren’t so dreamy? ‘Lawyer’ makes the list

Aug 30, 2013, 06:18 pm CDT


Yes, but they forgot to mention how much fun Lawyer's get to have. That is so funny that ANYONE can be a lawyer...
Oh Right, there is no such thing as a drop out in law school or a college drop out. I believe that a more correct statement is that ANYONE can want to be a lawyer, just as ANYONE can want to be the President of the United States. As we all know it doesn't mean that EVERYONE will make the grade.

By concernedcitizen on 2013 08 31, 6:44 pm CDT

There is a lot of truth to the article. Even Adamius got a law degree, however near the bottom of the class that may have been. But not a job. That seems to be the same problem a lot of the graduates are having. It isn't really a problem with the job, it is a problem of not being able to get the job.

By B. McLeod on 2013 08 31, 11:00 pm CDT

The ABA quite literally seems to have broken an entire profession through poor regulation and self-dealing as to federal student loans.-Wow.

Why does the ABA even have the accreditation function anyway? They're not a government agency. They're acting on delegated authority from the federal government. And they've completely failed at every possible section of their mission statement. It's like if the government had put Richard Nixon's library foundation in charge of accrediting CIA training. The DOJ needs to take the accreditation function back, or set some stricter rules, because this mess is really hurting the economy.

By Liz on 2013 09 01, 10:55 am CDT

The DOJ? Wow, toots, your extensive knowledge of government is right up there with your math skills.

By B. McLeod on 2013 09 01, 5:53 pm CDT

I want to be a professional NHL player. I think I would find that to be quite enjoyable.

By Island Attorney on 2013 09 03, 1:29 am CDT

“It’s apparently much worse to be a musician, a professional athlete, or an actor,” Above the Law says, “because not everyone can be famous and make a lot of money. On the other hand, ANYONE can be a lawyer these days, and we’ve got a glutted job market to show for it.”

No.... Apparently it just shows that even people with talent in specific areas such as music, athletics, or the arts, as well as academics, spend years preparing for careers with unrealistic expectations of what they actually entail. They call jobs "work" for a reason.

@ 3: Liz: Teh stupid--it burns.... (Translation: You aren't really a lawyer, are you--you just play one on this message board.)

By BMF on 2013 09 03, 4:07 pm CDT

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