that requires 3 more years of training and excess debt yields them no special feelings from the community. With all due respect, jd (and I respect your opinion on nearly everything), nobody is forcing students to continue going to law school and racking up the debt they are achieving with the (now widespread) knowledge that their employment chances are bleak.
The question is--why do they continue to go? Why do they tolerate the cost of the education?
More importantly, why are recent grads not suing the pants off the schools that have lied about their placement rates and starting salaries? Those folks seem to have a real grievance.