Practicality? Puh-leez. If that was the only consideration, philosophy majors wouldn’t exist.
With the collapse of the entry-level legal job market, and the unfathomable employment statistics that go along with it, one would expect that the pool of potential law students would shrink. Indeed, that has been the case. One foolish blogger has even suggested that this is the perfect “buy low” time to go to law school.
That foolish blogger (who coincidentally holds a liberal arts degree with two liberal arts minors) apparently has company. A survey conducted by Kaplan Test Prep finds a whole lot of pre-law students who are headed to law school knowing that there are no law jobs. A few of the hilariously naive results from the survey include:
We're not saying that law school is a bad idea. Heck, if I had a do-over, I'd still strongly consider a legal path, though I would've waited a few years to take advantage of the buyer's market.
What we are saying is that law students need to be like stereotypical lawyers and make a cold, calculating, logical decision. How much is school going to cost? What is your best alternative, given your current major? Out of the schools that you are looking at, which have the best job placement post-grad?