I am considering attending law school in the fall. I have applied to quite a few, but only heard back from one thus far, where I got in. I graduated with above a 3.5 undergrad with a triple major in finance (dual degree + management) along with a minor in history. Not mind-blowing but not bad. My general question is about actually deciding whether to go, regardless of the school (Didn't apply Ivy league, just some T2-T4). I have had trouble finding work with my UG degree, and the only few of my peers who have found really good jobs had serious connections. My family (even a close uncle who is a partner in BigLaw) is not so keen on me attending law school, but are willing to support me (financially) to a large degree. In this day and age I feel it would be beneficial to earn some post-graduate degree so part of me wants to continue now. I am confident I will get into the law schools in my home state, but don't really want to be there. So, I almost find it pointless.
I have also been advised to also enroll in a dual JD/MBA program. Even so, I am skeptical about choosing a T3 or T4 school just because I want to be a lawyer. That being said, I honestly would like to be an attorney. I feel I eventually will have to earn a post-grad degree, and the dual degree sounds enticing in that I can combine my UG with what I would like to.
Overall I feel that it doesn't make sense to attend law school unless (i) its free and in a desirable location or (ii) a top ten school. I feel as if this is the current consensus from everyone, so I just want to collect any extra thoughts on the matter, in light of my basic situation, that anyone has. To me it doesn't make any to sense to pay $100,000 - $150,000 just to still be in the same position in three years that I am in now; but if one does well in their studies and earns their JD/MBA, is the added marketability worth the cost, for say, working for a corporation or business and not as litigator with a solo JD?