Desert Fox wrote:fragged wrote:Obviously it is wise to consider the ROI of law school, but for those starting out this fall, we will finish in 2014. Aside from Baba Vanga, no one knows what the legal market will be like in 3 1/2 years. You can claim that you know, but you don't.
That being said, I consider law school an investment. Investments always come with risks. I also invest in the stock market and in real estate. No one ever guaranteed me any specific return on those investments, so why would I give up on law school because there was no guarantee of a good job upon graduation?
Suck it up, take the risk, and in the end you will be better educated and more qualified than the other person who doesn't have a law degree.
Or you could just do something else and wonder for the rest of your life how things would have been if you had some balls.
If you are paying sticker, and don't go to a school that gives you a good chance to get big law, then it is a terrible investment. You'd be better off bringing 200K and putting it on red.
Not all risks are equally risky. How is that shit not fucking obvious?