JusticeHarlan wrote:minnbills wrote:JusticeHarlan wrote:minnbills wrote:What's wrong with #4?
PI or public service in general is probably the most legit reason to go.
Because ITE it's hard to get these jobs, and you can do public interest work without a law degree.
What would happen if no one went then?
If no one went to law school, then maybe getting a clerkship for John Roberts would be a legitimate reason to go to law school; you'd be the only one applying!
But, in the real world, where tens of thousands of people enroll in law school each year, going to law school for the purpose of getting a hard to get job, when you can still work for non-profits or the government or whatever without a law degree, is still gonna be a poor reason.
That's a bit overly simplistic, to be sure, but the point is, for most people, it's spot on.
And I don't think it's wrong to be PI-focused and have a legit plan for pursuing that type of work, but people who go to law school with the fuzzy notion that they want to "help people" seem to often end up disappointed and unfulfilled.