Law school graduates are getting much more than a law degree, they're also getting $100,433 in debt, according to a survey by U.S. News & World Report.
And to make matters worse, the job market for lawyers isn't doing too well, leaving graduates with no way to pay off the debt, according to the article. Some new lawyers are looking into loan repayment-assistant programs, which might be able to forgive some of the loan debt, reduce the interest rates or delay payment for students entering lower-paying areas of law.
But that only applies to students at particular schools. Students who went to schools outside of that category can be saddled with more than $150,000 in debt, according to the article. Graduates from California Western School of Law had an average of $153,145 in debt in 2011.