Charleston School of Law graduates are being forced to vacate Tent City today. The unemployed, debt-stricken law grads had no choice but to live in the make-shift encampment under the Ravenel Bridge overpass after they were unable to pay their massive student loan payments without a job.
Class of 2014 law grad Trina Wellington shared her thoughts while cooking a squirrel on a stick over a barrel fire. “The law school told me they had a high placement rate upon graduation,” she said. “It’s been two years and the only offer I’ve received is to be a paralegal. I’m never going to pay off all this student loan debt.”
Mayor John Tecklenburg said the city had no choice but to clear the entire Tent City area. “I feel for them, I really do,” he said. “But we can’t have a group of law graduates living under a bridge like that. If one of them gets hurt, they know how to sue the hell out of us.”
Social Worker Anna Fritz said they’re working hard to provide emotional support to the nomad law grads. “We have round-the-clock counseling available for them at all times,” she said. “When they realize they’ll have to go back to school to study something else to actually get a job, they’re probably going to have a nervous breakdown.”
The law graduates are rumored to be packing up and hiking to Atlanta, where there’s rumored to be many law firms in need of young attorneys. Unfortunately, one-third of them are expected to succumb to dysentery along the way.