What do people think about going to Law School in America

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  1. sahbam16 profile image77
    sahbam16posted 5 years ago

    Is it worth going to law school these days?

    1. BuckyGoldstein profile image60
      BuckyGoldsteinposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes.

    2. Reality Bytes profile image85
      Reality Bytesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, get top security clearance as well and their are many contractors doing work for the NSA.  The Police State is hiring!

      1. Soozie Crumcakes profile image60
        Soozie Crumcakesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Ha ha ha ha ha ! You are funny.

        1. Reality Bytes profile image85
          Reality Bytesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          You are...persistent.  smile

      2. Reality Bytes profile image85
        Reality Bytesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Top-Secret Security Clearance Is a Ticket to Lots of Job Offers

        http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/09/jobs/ … l&_r=0

  2. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    Interestingly, it seems to be where most of our politicians come from...

  3. Zelkiiro profile image94
    Zelkiiroposted 5 years ago

    It's too populated. Many people with law degrees have a hard time finding work anymore because the field is too crowded. If you really wanna go to law school, you'd better be damn skippy you have something unique and specific in mind.

  4. Amber Vyn profile image60
    Amber Vynposted 5 years ago

    Going to law school is definitely worth it, but you need to have a plan and work towards employment throughout your schooling. Don't believe that you can use your law school degree to get a job in a different field - you'll be viewed as over-qualified!

    While you are in law school, you need to reach out, build your network, and prove your capability to handle the day-to-day work of being an attorney. Law is still a great field, but there's much more competition now. Speak to your advisors, work in the school's pro bono clinics or a clinic in the city/county where the school is located, and seek out a clerkship.

    If you've taken steps during law school for life after law school, then I think you'll view it as a worthwhile investment for your future.

    1. SmartAndFun profile image96
      SmartAndFunposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      +1

      I think Amber gives great advice. I would add to try to cover as much of your school expense as possible, however you can do it, whether it is through grants or savings, working your way through school, or a working spouse with a good job. Most law schools are very expensive, and graduates who can't find jobs in this crowded field can easily end up with a low-paying "for now" job and huge student loan debt.

      I know two different couples who met in law school and married. Now they all are having trouble finding a good-paying job in their field, and both members of the couple have huge student loan debts. So these households have a double whammy of financial trouble they are dealing with.

  5. psycheskinner profile image82
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    Only if you want to be a lawyer?

  6. Amber Vyn profile image60
    Amber Vynposted 5 years ago

    SmartAndFun is right: law is no longer a sure thing like it was a couple of decades ago. The days of making high salaries right out of law school are pretty much gone. It happens, but it's very rare. The people I know who were successful in their job searches stayed career-oriented throughout their schooling and worked continuously to build their resumes and make contacts in the field.

    Because of this, if you need to work your way through school, make certain that you can get a job in a law office or working for the courts. There just aren't enough hours in the day to go to law school, work a non-related job, and also make progress towards your career.

 
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