« on: July 10, 2009, 10:14:04 AM »
Do not go to law school just b/c you think you can do well on the real test.
Do not go to law school b/c you can't think of anything else to do besides the Phil Phd.
Do not go to law school just b/c you think it's a way to get a big $$$.
Right now there are major changes taking place in hiring b/c of the economy. A lot of people at t14 schools who would've got six figure jobs in a good economy are simply not going to get them anymore, and things might not improve by the time you go through recruiting.
The law was my second career choice, so I have a lot of interest. My wife is going to law school, and we can attend a similar program and go together. My LSAT scores can get me into a much better law school than philosophy program. The philosophy job market is unquestionably much worse than the law market.
Not to mention, making a lot of money is very low on my reasons for going to law school.
Now, back to the original post, perhaps?