I just read another dreary article about the law industry today in the Wall Street Journal and reading pieces like that makes me question the worth of a law degree. It appears that many lawyers are now settling for temp jobs, because they can't find seem to find any full-time work. These contract lawyers move from job to job, and their wages may be as low as $15 an hour, a far cry from what these attorneys imagined when they invested about $100,000 into their prestigious degrees.
My good friend is going through law school right now and when she talks to me about it, the prospects frankly look quite bleak. What do you think — does a law degree promise a good future?