The dire times faced by the law school class of 2010 have been categorically defined by Columbia Law School. It has begun charging students 15 cents for plastic cutlery. http://abovethelaw.com/2009/10/cls_charges_for_plastic_forks.php#more
Columbia students pay $48,004 in tuition and estimated living costs of $21,263, according to the great post at abovethelaw.
Currently, many of them have essentially no job prospects.
Anyone else remember mess kits?