« on: September 08, 2010, 06:09:07 AM »
Agree. If you are not going to be THE lawyer, you will be the guy who has a law degree and knows "something" about these things, but the "lawyers" will be making the decisions and running the show. The "lawyers" don't want non-lawyers meddling in their business. I am a lawyer - but within the organization of my company I am not a lawyer working for our legal department - so I am not a lawyer and am not authorized to be involved in legal matters.
There might be a niche, but the reality is that you should go to law school if you want to be a lawyer and no other reason. You should go to medical school to be a doctor and to the police academy if you want to be a cop. I hear people at my school say I know I am not going to have a traditonal legal career and I don't want to be a lawyer and I want to say why the hell are you spending 100k then. Law is more broad and has applications in numerous fields, but in reality it is not worth the time and expense to just understand one nuance of the law better in some minor aspect of your career. Again, I am sure there is someone that made a career out of knowing some nuance along with another technical skill, but that is probably not the general case. So bottom line go to law school if you want to be a lawyer and for no other reason.