November 22, 2011

"[L]aw school is a very risky (and expensive) investment..."

"... it should not be entered into lightly."

That doesn't mean you shouldn't enter into it heavily.

8 comments:

ndspinelli said...

If being an attorney is something you really want to do, then it is a good investment. If being an attorney is something you think is a good status position, then you shouldn't. Many of the latter end up hating being an attorney and move on..then law school was a horrible investment.

ironrailsironweights said...

Of course this advice will be completely ignored and law school applications will just keep on growing at a stratospheric rate. Law school is absurdly popular, no matter how dim the payoff may be, because it's easy: no math, no science, no computers.

Peter

ndspinelli said...

Math is involved..Creative Billing 101

ken in sc said...

Back in the late 60s, when I took Latin American Political Systems at the University of Alabama, I remember being taught that any country that produces more lawyers than engineers is going to be an economic and social basket case. At that time this was true of every Latin American country. I fear it is becoming true of us now, if it is not already true.

WV= whopsi

ignatzk said...

Less risky to invest in mortgage debt than student loan debt?

edutcher said...

College, generally, is a very large investment of which the same can be said.

Which is why a college education is not a right, contrary to the Lefties.

Some people will always be better carpenters than accountants.

PS ken, it's been true for quite a while, if we're honest.

Curious George said...

"ndspinelli said...
Math is involved..Creative Billing 101"

How hard is to multiply by two?

Rich Rostrom said...

"... it should not be entered into lightly."

That doesn't mean you shouldn't enter into it heavily.



ITYM "should enter into it heavily."