Hell hath no fury like a law school student with less than favorable job prospects.
According to a recent report from Above the Law, a popular legal blog, some University of Virginia law students aren’t happy with how their post-graduate job hunt is shaping up.
And having paid more than $40,000 a year for their legal education, some frustrated students revolted in the most direct way they could think of: They made T-shirts.
This what the students came up with, according to Above the Law:
As Above the Law writes, “Sure, the higher-ranked schools might do a better job of getting their students jobs, at least in percentage terms; but even top schools have students who want to work but cannot find jobs.
“Students at one top-ten law school are sick of suffering in silence. They want everybody, especially admitted students, to know that going to an elite law school doesn’t guarantee you a good job.”
Read Above the Law’s full post here.
According to a recent report from the U.S. News and World Report, U-Va.’s law school is the top law school in Virginia and the ninth-best in the nation.
U-Va.’s law school has 1,105 students and charges in-state students $42,500 per year and out-of-state students $47,500 per year, according to the rankings. Ninety-seven percent of its graduates land jobs before they graduate, with a median starting salary of $160,000 in the private sector and $58,000 in the public sector, according to the report.
Perhaps some of that other 3 percent did the math on what their monthly student loan payments will be and figured they should at least get in the T-shirt business.