« on: August 18, 2007, 07:07:01 AM »
There's more to law than working for a big firm. What you're saying about big firms does square with what I've heard from other people about big firms. But there are a lot of other things you can do with a law degree. Our school hosted a panel of prosecutors and public defenders and every single one of them loved their jobs. You can also work for small firms, do solo practice, work for a court, work for a non-profit, clerk for a judge...
As far as anti-law books and websites... It's probably true that we have a glut of lawyers in this country. On the other hand, the market wouldn't support the number of lawyers we have if we didn't in some sense "need" them. I wouldn't worry about what somebody who wrote a book thinks. If you want to be a lawyer, go to school, work hard, do well, and be a lawyer. Research the various jobs, and don't do one you won't like. Or, if you don't want to be a lawyer, don't!