Legal employment and its discontents - UPDATE 8-19

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Another recent article on legal employment (or the lack thereof) and who’s to blame.

The bottom line, from my perspective: before you invest $100,000+ in law school, make darn sure it’s worth it to you, given your current circumstances and your specific aspirations for legal practice.  Research, research, research.

 

UPDATE: Tis the season for articles on legal employment.  Here’s a pretty good one from the Newark Star-Ledger.  It references a mostly excellent ABA memo (PDF) on weighing the costs and benefits of a law school education.  The only problem with the memo is its failure to include in the calculus the school-based and federal loan repayment options available to many on the lower end of the salary spectrum—those working in public interest and government.