Remember when we decided to go to law school and we were told that a person with a JD can do anything ? Kind of like, when I was a child and my teachers said I could become anything I wanted when I grow up... president, an astronaut, or Miss USA! Yah right. I'm a woman--so I can't be president. I don't think I'm physically fit or rich enough to get to space. And I'm not hot enough to become Miss USA. Oh well...
And what of the theory that JDs can do anything? That also proved false. After all, as an attorney, I'm often considered overqualified for most positions. What does that mean anyways? A JD is really a glorified BA. Can I do anything at all that involves having intellect? I've decided that means that Employers expect that you, as an attorney, would want to be paid more than they're willing to give. Little do people outside the legal field know, we're willing to take peanuts and tastykakes for a job in this economy.
I think that those wise sages from career counseling meant, "If you can't find a decent job in the law, you may be able to get a job in another field if you sufficiently mask those three years you spent in law school."
There is one elusive job that escapes me... the JD preferred job... Where you can actually use your legal expertise without being a lawyer. Oh, how I yearn for that sort of job. Where I can straddle two industries and get the hell out of this one eventually. What sort of jobs are these? I don't know. I'm still looking for one. But if I manage to get one, I will be so happy.