am i the only one that thinks questions like these all boil down to whether one wants to be a lawyer or not?
i mean, really, i've worked in lower middle management gigs for almost 9 or 10 years now making what some say is an entry level public service salary for attorneys and I'd still take law anyday of the week. if money is the determining factor do ANYTHING other than law. but if you'd take even the most rudimentary of 1st year law jobs then you should go to law school.
law is like almost any other field -- good lawyers and connected lawyers should never have to worry about paying the bills. those concerned with keeping up with an illusion or easy money should maybe consider meth dealer or corporate raider. actually go with meth dealer. it'll help keep a lawyer who wanted to be a lawyer employed.