‘I Consider Law School A Waste Of My Life And An Extraordinary Waste Of Money\'Business Insider interviewed a 28-year-old lawyer with deep regrets about his decision to go to law school. They asked him the following questions:

  1. Why did you decide to go to law school?
  2. What kind of job were you hoping to get?
  3. What kind of job did you end up getting?
  4. Roughly how much do you make?
  5. Do you enjoy it at all?
  6. Do you think your law school misled you about your job prospects? How?
  7. How much is your monthly student loan payment?
  8. Is it hard to get by? What kind of sacrifices have you had to make?
  9. What kind of advice would you have for somebody who’s applying to law school?
  10. Did you think you’d end up making more money since you went to a top 20 school?
  11. If you hadn’t gone to law school, what career path would you have pursued?
  12. Is there any aspect of the law school bubble that you think is inaccurately portrayed in the media?
  13. Did you enjoy the law school experience, in spite of the debt you incurred?

Of course, the experience of this person is only that of a single person. I know many who are happy with their choice of careers and love what they do. But I do know a disturbing number of lawyers who think like the one in this article:

I consider law school a waste of my life and an extraordinary waste of money. I feel like I was duped and tricked. At the end of the day, it’s my own fault for being a sucker and I learned an extremely hard lesson. Because I went to law school, I don’t see myself having a family, earning a comfortable wage, or having an enjoyable lifestyle. I wouldn’t wish my law school experience on my enemy.

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