Nepotism is insidious too, in the sense that just having more connections in the industry will help you land somewhere better - all else equal - than without it. It's the ugly side of networking (where you're born into a network rather than hustle into one). I've seen it.
I've accepted it because there isn't enough people with those sort of connections to fill all of the legal jobs. Yeah it sucks that my parents are engineers and not lawyers, and so I have less going for me than my classmate who's last name is well known in the community. But then, I've had certain advantages by being born into a certain class of wealth (and ability, I guess..). We should try to minimize it. But it's not the end of the world for sure, in today's market, if you're not on the "in".
Amazing! I actually sent a message to Morgan about this after I posted that. I didn't mean to make it sound like the mods weren't doing it or against it in any way, although I see now how I could've worded it differently.