Monday, November 25, 2013
Forbes: Why Now Is A Good Time To Apply To Law School, by Ryan Calo (University of Washington):
These comments are addressed to a specific audience: 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. Here’s why I think that’s a mistake.
- Fewer applicants means schools compete fiercely for decent students. ...
- A lot of law jobs will be opening up over the next five to ten years. ...
- Reports of the death of the legal market are greatly exaggerated. ...
Time will tell if the naysayers are right. I am a law professor, I may well be biased. I do not purport to be an expert in macroeconomics. But I do know a specious argument when I see one. Again, law school is not for everyone. Many are right to look elsewhere. For those who do want to be lawyers though, you may be closing your eyes to an opportunity.
(Hat Tip: Greg McNeal.)