Lesson From: Tucker Max: Why You Should Not Go to Law School

From HuffingtonPost.com

At some point in their life, everyone thinks they should go to law school. You may in fact think you want to go to law school now.

You’re wrong.

I don’t know you, I have no idea what the facts of your life are, but that doesn’t matter, you aren’t the exception. For the overwhelming majority of people (>99.9 percent), law school is the wrong choice.

How can I know this? Because I’ve been you — I went to law school for the same reasons you think you should go — and I was wrong. I should never have gone to law school, and you shouldn’t either.

If you’re not thinking about going to law school, you can skip this whole post, or just send it to your friends who are thinking about going and thank your god that you’re not them. But if you are one of the many thinking about law school, start by asking yourself one simple question:

“Why do I want to go to law school?”

Yes, it’s an obvious question, but almost everyone in your position either overlooks it or avoids it with rationalizations. So answer it, right now, to yourself. You want an easy way to stay in school, you want to be guaranteed a good high-paying job — whatever reason(s) you think you want to go to law school, spell them out and make them explicit to yourself.

I have heard every single answer to this question there is. These are the 6 wrong reasons I hear most often (see if your answer is in this list):

The 6 Wrong Reasons to Go to Law School

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