I've looked through a few of the infamous Law School threads in the past, but have yet to stumble on this topic via the searchbar. I realize the profession isn't in the greatest of shape right now, and that inevitably people will respond with the whole, "just don't go" response... But I've fairly made up my mind that this is the path I should be pursuing - if not necessarily to practice law, then to get into gov't work, whatever. It's what feels "right". So, I'm LSATing in the december session and am currently putting in apps via LSAC to Law Schools. Where should I be going to Law School and why? Regionally, I'm currently between the Mountain West and West Coast (in Las Vegas) but would like nationwide possibilities. I'd love somewhere with a decent background touching any of these areas: international law, a funnel for government jobs, criminal justice, history, and (frankly) earning quite a bit. I am married and have a young daughter, and so would prefer something with a decent social offering for a young family as well. I would though like to hear advice even if it doesn't directly touch what I've addressed. Just want to soak up whatever I can. I'd appreciate thoughts, experiences, and recommendations. Hopefully if there's enough popular response, then this can become a reference thread for others looking to make the jump to law school as well.