Applying to law school is a huge step. Lots of people do it without fully understanding what they’re getting into. Many of these people end up unhappy.
Since I don’t want you to end up being an unhappy lawyer, here are a few different techniques I’ve found useful in making important, far-reaching decisions.
Each one taps into a slightly different type of knowledge, so try them all!
How to Decide if You Should Go to Law School
- Should You Go to Law School? A Slightly Weird Technique to Help You Decide
- Should You Go to Law School? Well, What Do You Like to Do?
- Should You Go to Law School? What’s Your Motivation?
- The Danger of Doing Things Because You’re Good at Them
What Do I Think About Whether You Should Go to Law School?
Personally, I think you should only go to law school if you want to be a lawyer. Seems straightforward enough, but lots of people apply without even knowing what type of lawyer they want to be. Don’t let this be you!
Finally, in answer to the question everyone always asks me: Do I think you should go to law school?
Default answer — no.
Disagree if you must!
(But be sure to consider these Law School Myths, Debunked and think about 5 Non-Obvious Ways Law School Debt Will Impact Your Life.)
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