This is the first article in a new column, “Making the Leap,” about the trials and tribulations of a soon-to-be law school graduate and her efforts to find her way in the legal world.

I’m just one of thousands of law students across the country graduating in dismal economic times, with few job prospects and an anxiety-inducing amount of debt. I write to be a voice of many friends and colleagues who find themselves where they never thought they would be: law school graduate with no job, no prospects and mountains of debt. We’re not alone. Law school has blessed us with so many to share the burden and the journey with, if nothing else.

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