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Is Law School a Good Investment? Analysis Part 1

This is the first in a three-part look at law school as an experience and as an investment. Recent trends in lawyers' quality of life, coupled with a faltering economy, seem to have gotten a lot of people thinking about whether or not a law degree is really all it's cracked up to be. Law students...

Return on Your Law School Investment

This is part of a series of posts exploring the increasingly popular argument that a law degree may not be the investment it once was. Too Many Schools Though there are fewer jobs for attorneys and still fewer jobs that pay well, law school is more popular than ever as a career choice. Many choose...

Law Schools Entice Naïve Students Onto Campus With Rosy, Misleading Data

Surely you have read that New York Times article about law schools and how they entice naïve students onto their campuses with shiny misleading job placement data and median salary figures only to strap a lifetime of debt onto their backs and send them off into the barren desert. If you haven't...

Law School Isn't a Game - It's a Serious Investment

The legal web world is buzzing over David Segal's Times article from this weekend: Is Law School a Losing Game? Featuring several law-school graduates and blawgers who are drowning in debt with few or no viable career prospects, Segal's article offers a grim portrayal of law schools and the legal...

Is Law School a Good Investment? Continuing Analysis

This is part of a series of posts exploring the increasingly popular argument that a law degree may not be the investment it once was. Law School Debt Crisis The problem of new graduate joblessness is even worse considering the amount of debt most students have upon graduation, clearly caused by...

Law School: It was the Best of Decisions, it was the Worst of Decisions....

The Wall Street Journal published some chilling statistics about how recent law grads are faring. According to the WSJ , only 55% of the class of 2011 had full-time, long-term jobs that required a law degree nine months after graduation. And only 8% of those graduates held full-time, long-term jobs at...