Originally Posted by BBSLM
The idea of going to an above average school with above average grades with an above average LSAT (as opposed to a t14 school with a 3.9 gpa and and 178 LSAT), only to graduate massively in debt and with shitty career opportunities is becomming less and less attractive as the fall 2010 application cycle nears. I am beginning to have second thoughts.
I'm curious as to the reason for the suggestions in this thread against law school. Are you current/previous law school students? Currently in the law profession? Do your feelings stem from the subject of law itself, the rigors of law school curriculum, the poor job market, or something else entirely?
yes, let's just say it's experience talking. The legal market is imploding, more law schools get accredited every year, and law schools have just been PUMPING PUMPING PUMPING out grads for the last 5 years or so. The field was saturated before the economy tanked, and now it's even worse; law school is becoming the new college (i.e. worthless). The same thing is happening to the MBA. My advice is, if you can get into a really good law school (if by "t14" you mean top 14, that's really good), you should still consider it. But whatever you do, don't go to a mid-ranked or lower law school-- not because your education will be any worse (it will be exactly the same), but it will be an uphill battle getting a job based purely on the name-value of your law school.
Ask around with lots of recent grads and see how many actually have jobs as attorneys, let alone good jobs. PM me if you want more of my sour advice.