icouldbuyu wrote:romothesavior wrote:icouldbuyu wrote:I understand the difficulties in obtaining Big Law, but I know plenty of people who went to tier 3 law schools and made a fortune.
lolicouldbuyu wrote:I think if you're smart enough, you don't get a JD so you can work in Big Law. You get a JD because it'll give you a competitive advantage in the business world.
LOLicouldbuyu wrote:Having a JD opens tons of doors if you know how to utilize it.
If you're a herb with no balls, then obviously the above doesn't apply.
You don't go to law school to "open doors," broseph. Most lawyers would even lol at that notion. There are going to be some people who have used their JD to gain a competitive advantage in the non-legal world, but those people are exceptions and not the norm. Going to law school with the intent to do anything but practice law is usually a pretty poor investment, unless a person has a concrete reason to do so. There is a reason the whole, "Having a lawl degree opens so many doors!" argument is usually perpetuated by people who didn't go to law school. Lawyers know better. Hell, having a law degree can actually close many doors.
If you think you have a legitimate, concrete reason for getting a law degree other than practicing law, then knock yourself out. But in general, that's a poor mentality for your average applicant.