When Law School Becomes a Bad Investment

October 30, 2010

During the recession, the logic was ubiquitous: The economy is terrible - better to wait it out! It is a three-year fast track to a remunerative, respectable career! It's not just learning a subject - it's learning how to think! Law school, always the safe choice, be came a more popular choice. Between 2007 and 2009, the number of LSAT takers climbed 20.5 percent. Law school applications increased in turn. But now a number of recent or current law students are saying - or screaming - that they made a mistake. They went to law school, they say, and now they're underemployed or jobless, in debt and three years older. And statistics show that the evidence is more than anecdotal.

Article Source: Washington Post