"an excellent way to escape from the valley of despair -- an escape right into the abyss of despair."

An Althouse commenter homes in on the folly of the increasing number of young people trying to escape the economic downturn by going to law school.

I don't think undergraduates or young workers are fully aware of just how backlogged the legal job market is right now.  It may take years to unclog - if it ever returns to anything resembling its former state at all.  Law students are, unfortunately, finding this out firsthand right now.

Law school is not the silver bullet many portray it to be far too often.  The debt alone is a dizzying prospect.