Let’s say you really want to go to law school. Like it has been your dream since junior high school when the money and jobs for attorneys were at unprecedented, extraterrestrial levels. How the tables have since you were an insecure seventh grader to now when you are deciding if you should take that final step and go through with the LSAT. The news is a consistent stream of downtrodden schools and depressed attorneys. But if that news is the only reason to not attend law school, a recent Kaplan blog post says think again.
Yes, the blog post is from Kaplan and they do want you to buy their LSAT prep materials, but the message to not give up on the profession holds true regardless of your test prep company preference. The article is addressed to “those who think they want to be lawyers some day and are simply not pulling the trigger on applying because of all the bad news.”
The writer, Christine Schrader, a law professor says five years ago students used to come to her with conversations about law school as a fall back plan. You know, just in case something better didn’t work out. What a different world we live in today.
The biggest shift in students Schrader is seeing is a divide between students who really want to go and those who just want to “try it on for size.” Schrader’s message is clear and obvious. If you have wanted to be an attorney for a while and are driven, do it. Don’t let the current media climate deter you.
Second, go if you have already planned to take the time to study for the LSAT. Deciding to take the LSAT means also deciding to block out a lot of consistent study hours for months. If you have made this commitment, follow through. Finally, a large reason to attend law school is you are adept at making mature and difficult decisions. It is something not found in many and cannot be taken lightly. If you are particularly skilled at making difficult decisions in a mature way, it is a good indicator of success on the LSAT and as an attorney.
Source: Kaplan Blog