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<<I've mentioned this before, but there are times when I feel really stupid for going to professional school at all. If I had continued to climb the ladder at my previous job, it never would have made me rich, but then neither will my law job. I believe now that it's not how much you earn that matters but how you direct your cashflow...and I see my JD program as an extremely expensive employee training program that will keep me in indentured servitude for years to come.

Thanks for the comments. It doesn't seem that the decision for a profession is the slam dunk that it used to be. I'm curious if you have an opinion on whether student loan availability and the increased access to such programs that it provides has helped glut or flood the market with additional labor supplies, which may have bid down wage rates and working conditions such as the hours of work expected.

I understand this is asking for a subjective opinion, but are such things a topic of discussion among new people to your profession? Also, if this seems to be the case, who benefits? Do partners tend to soak up additional revenue? (I don't seem to notice fire sale price on legal services, so at least run of the mill consumers don't seem to benefit).

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