utahraptor wrote:get back to me in three years, because I have to believe that you'll laugh at this:hill1334 wrote:While many of those with JDs who end up going into other fields that don't require the JD likely could have gotten the job even if the forwent law school, it is very likely that the skills they learn in law school assist them in climbing the corporate ladder over the long term.
A JD is a ticket to OCI, some networking connections on the PI side, and one of the requirements to be a lawyer. No more, no less.
I have found that almost any position that involves so little nuance is generally misguided. Perhaps this is an exception, and I am just in denial because I want to believe there is worth in pursuing a JD beyond that it is simply a requirement to being a lawyer, but I really don't think so. If I went back and just got another undergraduate degree, which would undeniably be a stupid decision, I would still come out of the experience with more general knowledge, as an improved writer, etc. Again, it would be a stupid decision all things considered, but their would still be some value.