weejonbu wrote:James Bond wrote:weejonbu wrote:Out of curiosity, why did you decide against a legal education?
Also, if you have decided that law isn't your thing--which is perfectly fine--why are you still posting on web forum dedicated to people who are pre-law/in law school/in the legal profession?
1. Job prospects, debt load, and the reality of what you do in the profession. The job prospects are far more abysmal than the average, the cost is extreme, and the career is not what I'm looking for. I'd do a lot better as a lawyer on law and order
2. TLS has given me a whole lot. I feel it's my duty to give back.
That's a fair response, and your points are well taken.
Still, I think there are many career fields out there today that require one to "roll the dice" so to speak. That doesn't justify every decision that results in the debt load and dismal job market you mentioned, but neither does it negate the fact that a legal education is still a respected academic route to take.
If one were to study law just because that was something they wanted to do in their lifetime, they would be justified in that decision, no?
You could study the law by reading text books and academic articles so no.