Becoming a lawyer will change your life, and not always in good ways. But, one of the major benefits of becoming a lawyer is the disciplined thinking you will gain by attending law school.
Choosing Law School
The goal is not 100% certainty. It doesn’t exist. My goal is to get you certain beyond a reasonable doubt that law school is the right decision for you.
The one exception I’m willing to make to my don’t-put-the-cart-before-the-horse rule with regard to law school is reading One L: The Turbulent True Story of a First Year at Harvard Law School (*), by Scott Turow. I finally read it for the first time a few weeks ago (as a lawyer, not a law student), and I really…
The ABA Journal posed this question to lawyers in the Question of the Week section on their blog, and the comments are worth reading for those in the process of deciding to go to law school.
Some are more geared toward success in the law than others, but most are not grounded in any real understanding of what it means to be a lawyer. Without understanding your motivations, you can’t make an informed decision.
Deciding whether or not I should go to law school was both one of the toughest decisions I’ve made and also one of the easiest. I struggled with it over the course of months and then made my final decision almost on a whim…
Most prospective law students spend MUCH less time researching the decision to go to law school than they spent on buying their last car despite the fact that student loans are not dischargeable in personal bankruptcy, like car loans.
Too many prospective law students spend their time learning about how to be successful in law school, but many effectively neglect the question of whether or not they actually want to be a lawyer.