"Ummmm... go to law school?" What advice would you offer?

Posted on 11-12-2014 by
Tags: new lawyers , Law school , law students , Latest Headlines & Stories

We’ve all found ourselves stuck at the fork in the road; left with the tough decision of which direction to take. Many students have this problem when deciding what school to attend, but this problem may seem prevalent in law students. In an article from Vitae, PJ Podesta gives two key pieces of advice for those who are struggling with the very same decision.

1. Get a lay of the land
Take the time to read the latest articles that take on the decision of whether or not to go to law school. Do research. You can also find a breakdown of school-by-school numbers, including alumni employment, on Law School Transparency.

2. Talk to Those Who Know

Talk to someone who was in your same position before. Podesta says:

“…speaking with a peer who was of a similar inclination against Big Law and was “on the ground” at one of the best law schools in the country … it was as if I was speaking to myself in some alternate reality.”

To all current law students, what advice would you give to law school applicants?

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