Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Should I go to law school?

What's law school really like? Should I go to law school? Why are you asking me?

A bunch of people have asked me what law school is really like and I was thinking of writing a blog post about it, but instead, I'm going to point you to other people who have written about whether you should go to law school. I think billions of words have been written about the subject and frankly, only two things are universally true: (1) law school is not for everyone and (2) your expectations of law school and the reality usually will not match up.

So without further ado, here are some brilliant blog entries I've come across that all prospective law school students should read, whether you're entering law school this fall or only considering taking the LSAT. None of these posts actually answer the question whether you should go to law school, but they give you an insight into what life in law school is really about.

*The guys at Barely Legal Blog, who used to be funny but are now just bitter law school graduates, offer a two-part series on how to succeed in law school: As I see it, their best two commandments for surviving law school are to (1) figure out whether you prefer an exam or paper and choose classes accordingly and (2) get TiVo.

*Over at "There's No Competition In Law School," you'll find not one, but two 'diaries of a 1L' which encompass the entire range of emotions and experiences starting from before you enter law school through the end of finals. It's funny stuff. Probably their best piece of advice is to find a group of people you want to spend time with.

*And finally, on a more serious note, Prof. Froomking, a professor at this law school, offers this advice: Take statistics as an undergrad. If you've already graduated from college and don't want to go back and take stats, read a newspaper. A good one.


At 12:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 8:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Um, Barely Legal Blog's posts are about surviving 2L and 3L.

At 9:12 AM, Blogger some guy said...

Um, really? Wow, good job figuring out that one. It gives a glimps into life in law school, just as I wrote.


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