Why did you decide to go to law school?
posted by Gerard Magliocca
There is an intense conversation going on about the cost of legal education as compared to its benefits. The New York Times is doing a series of articles, Paul Campos at Colorado is offering his views, and Brian Tamanaha is posting a lot on this topic over at Balkinization. Almost all of this discussion, however, focuses on the law schools or on lenders of student debt.
I’m struck by this fact. Applications to law school are not going down much (or at all) notwithstanding the sharp increases in tuition and the decline of the job market. Demand for legal education seems relatively inelastic. So I’d like the students who read the blog to answer this question–why did you decide to go to law school given the current economic conditions? The floor is open.