ahnhub wrote:There are always options, and the vast majority don't involve losing 3 years of your working life and going into six-figure debt. I can list dozens of professions off the top of my head which will be more in demand than lawyers: programming, nursing, engineering, sales, accounting, etc....sure most of those aren't doing great either, but generally they're doing better than law.
I'm older and I don't want to start from the bottom, so biglaw is attractive to me. If I were graduating from college right now, I would stay the heck away from law, unless I got into a T-14 with lots of $$$$ (and even then, I'd explore other options first)
Do people really pick their profession purely based off perceived job security and money?? Law, nursing, accounting, sales... are all COMPLETELY different jobs and skill sets.. Sure anyone that can get a full ride to a T14 could succeed in Nursing School, with an accounting degree, or whatever, but are you really going to enjoy all of these things??
I guess I was under the impression that most people that are going to law school actually think they would enjoy practicing law.. You're going to spending thousands of hours per year working in whatever field you graduate in... is job security worth a job that make you want to shoot yourself?? Personally I think if you manage to find something that you actually enjoy going to work in the morning, this is much more important than...market growth in your field