November 16, 2010

"In Defense of Going to Law School: A Prudential Perspective."

Ahem. Love the picture!

19 comments:

bagoh20 said...

For what it costs in time and money, unless you love law, I'd say start a business. More freedom, creative expression, make your own hours, unlimited potential and you start at the top of the ladder, and can't be fired. It makes waking up in the morning and going to work a whole different prospect and eventually entirely voluntary.

If you are smart and hardworking enough to become a lawyer, then you will be a successful, self employed and likely rich non lawyer after 10 years. As a lawyer, that's a long shot, even if you are smart and hard working.

traditionalguy said...

That picture must be near making the Guinness Book of World Records for pictures used to illustrate an internet article. Someday someone will run that as an obituary photo of the famous Professor Althouse and readers will all say, "I knew her, from somewhere".

Penny said...

"My parents have sacrificed and spent so much on my education, and I have no idea how to tell them that I made a mistake."

The above comment from the linked article posted for all the parents out there who have sacrificed, or intend to sacrifice so much for their child's education.

There's the little "m" mistake, that the child is just beginning to understand, and then there is the big "M" money mistake the parents made by sacrificing their retirement savings to foot the education bills for a child who doesn't want to grow up.

Pogo said...

Althouse, forever young.

edutcher said...

Oy! At least in an article about law (or law school), they should have the decency to give you a credit.

(Well, these are lawyers...)

pduggie said...

Is this turning into an internet meme? Are mainstream web publications all trying to think of ways to slip in the picture at this point?

t-man said...

They did credit her. If you hover over the picture, it identifies Althouse.

Bob_R said...

I'm taking bets on the date of first appearance of an "Iconic Althouse" blog.

c3 said...

If you hover over the picture, it identifies Althouse.

And how long were you hovering T-man?

Hagar said...

I believe that in the old country, it was common for young people, who had not decided yet what they were going to do in life, to take law or economics or some such, just to learn how to study and get a "university education."
Of course, that was under quite a different system of teaching.

Clyde said...

Elton John called... He wants the glasses back.

Ricardo said...

I think this is a valuable discussion. People often do the right thing, for the wrong reason. And they need to get their heads screwed on better. Talking about it can help. And by the way, students need to lose their tunnel-vision (and "greed" for the big bucks), and understand that "the law" can lead them in a million interesting directions.

Love the picture. Although my all-time favorite is still that Delaware with cat and milk-bottle container thing. That was a classic.

deborah said...

In a thousand years your entry in a book like this will contain only one line...and it will be about iconic Althouse. :)

DaveW said...

You know, I actually think that's a very fetching picture of you, but it's ubiquity is sort of weird.

Trooper York said...

We could do with a lot less lawyers.

They are sort of like bedbugs, except that bedbugs get a better press.

traditionalguy said...

TYrooper...If we lawyers could find a way to be as persistent as bedbugs, then we would suck out everybody's blood while they slept. Unfortunately, the Law Schools don't teach undercover night sucking anymore. So we have to wear white shirts and dark suits and suck in the daylight.

Trooper York said...

Seriously traditionalguy, I never met a lawyer that didn't suck.

Trooper York said...

I just had to sign a contract that I know was prepared improperly by a lawyer. I didn't say anything because it meant I could get out of it so why should I tell them.

The only thing worse than a journalist is a lawyer.

一笑千年 said...

Oakley frogskins within the opgfdjk type phenomenon could be grouped directly into many oakley frogskins when judged coming from different standards. Several inside many substantially utilized specifications are usually shade, substance, condition, prescribed, and so forth.Distinctive from common perspective spectacles, oakley jawbone have become typically regarded since parts simply by a lot of people, which

typically satisfy natural light wear together with some other redecorating posts. Just before acquiring pink natural light wear coming from on-line distributors, an individual

will be suggested to master added information regarding them- it isn't merely restricted on the features and also features of the oakley flak jacket , and also the modern type phenomenon plus the desired vendors. plus the

desired approach should be to search on-line and acquire several beneficial information.Needless to say, problem will be the most basic and also most typical a single, because

oakley radar generally in most scenarios are usually called relative to just what their

particular styles are usually just like. Oakley sunglasses are really common illustrations.