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