Deciding on a Law Career
A law school education offers intellectual stimulation, good job
prospects, and versatility in the job market. Lawyers go on to
succeed in a variety of careers, and a legal education will be
invaluable no matter what direction your career may take. However,
attending a law school is a big commitment intellectually,
psychologically, and financially and students should only make the
decision to attend law school after careful consideration.
The following information should give you a very general idea
about law school and careers in law. It is in no way sufficient to
base a decision on whether to attend law school. After reading this
document, you might consider borrowing a book on careers in law
from the Center for High Achievement and Scholarly
Engagement in Jordan Hall, Room 153 (see the pre-law resource list) and
arranging a meeting with one of our pre-law advisors.
This document was written and prepared by Sam Jacobs