For this week’s mailbag, LegalJob attempts to provide some insight to help address the common question of “should I go to law school given the uncertain job market and the huge cost?” There are plenty of sites that provide good advice about pros and cons to consider. Here is one.
With the benefit of hindsight and observation of the most successful law school graduates, LegalJob provides the following question for potential law school students to consider: Can you distinguish yourself sufficiently from other law graduates based on your education and/or previous experience or based on the legal niche you plan to pursue? In other words, are you minimizing your risk (at least somewhat) that you will be unemployed after graduation with lots of debt? Here are some examples of potential game plans:
Employers are interested in candidates that are focused and have demonstrated a commitment to the particular area of law. Accordingly, the most successful graduates have developed their plan/marketing strategy before attending law school (or early on).
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