Spending a little time contemplating one’s future career is a worthwhile task. First, let me state the obvious: law school is not right for everyone. Neither is the medical field; nor the entertainment industry; nor working as an actuary; nor being a photographer.
Law school can be a lot of work and it has its stress-filled moments, but you do get to study a lot of fun, thought-provoking cases. In the world of recent, wacky “disputes,” this one is up there: read the Utah appellate court’s analysis about whether a woman can sue…herself!
As you may know, law school applications have dropped dramatically in recent years. That tends to be very good news for law school hopefuls, since it means that getting into law school and/or getting scholarships to law school should be easier than during the peak application years.
Some positive economic trends have been reported over the past couple years. Feel free to take a look at a couple very recent articles in the Orange County Register – one dealing with positive developments for labor nationally, and the other dealing with positive developments in the local unemployment rate:
Stock market guru Warren Buffet has a saying: stocks are the only thing people don’t want to buy on sale. In other words, when the stock market goes down and you can get a bargain, people become scared of stocks and don’t buy them.
There is only one word to describe the recently published LSAC data regarding the number of students who took the September/October 2014 LSAT: wow! Consider a few highlights of this statistical data:
Many readers of this blog are planning to go to law school or currently are in law school. Trying to figure out how to act as a new lawyer, and what things to prioritize, can sometimes be a challenge. Some advice from a few experienced practitioners can be found here.