rad law wrote:
icydash wrote:There are a ton of jobs that are now open (or more open) to you with a JD, and the learning and personal growth you've achieved over the last 3 years counts for a lot, too.
Actually everything I've read/heard indicates that it will make you overqualified for most non-legal jobs.
It depends on your path. If you want to start / run a business, a JD can be a fantastic thing. It also qualifies you to be a professor, work in some govt jobs (as a non-attorney), looks good if you go for politics/like to work on political campaigns, and so on.
While I'm sure there is such a thing as being over qualified, unless we're talking about McDonalds-esque jobs here, I've never run into a situation (nor do I personally know anyone else who has) where someone has said to me "we loved your personality...and your work experience...and your resume...we think you'd be a great fit....the only problem is we think you might just do too darn good a job!...so we're not gunna hire you."
...in business / engineering / (and maybe law?) it's pretty much a rule of thumb to try and surround yourself with people much smarter than you...it's how you learn.