Friday, January 18, 2008
The ABA Journal Weekly Newsletter (online) has struck a nerve with its story about a 32-year-old Boston University graduate who is "on a one-woman crusade to save others from making the same mistakes she did." Kirsten Wolf's complaints about high debt/low salary was first reported in the Wall Street Journal law blog, but responses to the ABA blog are pouring in. They cover the whole gamut of emotions and experiences about what lawyers (and lawyers-to-be) think about the value of a law degree versus the cost of getting one. Among the targets of the posters' comments are law schools themselves, whom some accuse of misrepresenting the true salary most graduates should expect to earn.