Singing Loudly: Don't go to law school

Singing Loudly

Monday, September 24, 2007

Don't go to law school

The Wall Street Journal has published an article that says what every college aged sophomore or junior should really pay attention to -- the legal market isn't that great. Let's face it, the market for attorneys dried up about 10 years ago and recent grads have had a very difficult time to find the crevices to sneak into. Even those attorney who attended elite law schools (typically the top 10-15 in the rankings) have had to work to get jobs.

The only good advice is to only go to law school if you truly want to be a lawyer. Don't got for any other reason (e.g. money, prestige, to please family) because those reasons probably won't pan out.


A lot of people go to law school because they don't know what to do with their undergraduate degree and aren't ready to work.

Some of them finish law school and then go off into business or other fields. The skills they learn in law school may help them indirectly in lots of other areas. But I agree with you that I wouldn't recommend law school to anyone who doesn't already know he wants to be a lawyer, and why.

By Blogger Roger, at 8:11 PM, September 25, 2007  

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