August 19, 2019

The Law School Trap

The college advice continues! In the last episode I gave some positive tips for liberal arts graduates on how to make the most of their lives and even to launch successful careers.

In this episode, I tell liberal arts graduates (or even STEM graduates) to beware of the "law school trap." This is a trap that lures many struggling college graduates into promises of a successful career, but many find themselves going from the frying pan into the fire.

A real life story and a fictional story hit home the wisdom to avoid the law school trap.

 

Articles consulted:

The Balance: Average Law School Debt
https://www.thebalance.com/average-law-school-debt-4588830

Above the Law: Understanding the Law School Graduate Underemployment Problem
https://abovethelaw.com/2019/02/understanding-the-law-school-graduate-underemployment-problem

College Consensus: Best Degrees for Law School
https://www.collegeconsensus.com/features/best-degrees-for-law-school

New York Times: An Expensive Law Degree And No Place To Use It
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/19/business/dealbook/an-expensive-law-degree-and-no-place-to-use-it.html

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