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    Why Do Students Want To Go To Law School?

    A Kaplan survey of 1,949 students taking the LSAT lists the reasons they want to go to law school:
    • 73%: Enable them to have a high income
    • 42% (52% of men, 34% of women): Prepare them for a political career
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    TaxProf Blog: Why Do Students Go to Law School? Money, Politics


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    Re: Why Do Students Want To Go To Law School?

    I think a Law Degree can be a very valuable education in critical thinking. I have a bunch of friends with the degree, but few that actually practice law.

    A History Degree, especially an advanced degree, give you some of the same tools (in fact, in some ways they are BETTER tools) but lacks the recognition and respect that people afford a Law Degree in hiring or interacting in the workplace. (Plus, people may be deterred because you can sue them)


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    Re: Why Do Students Want To Go To Law School?

    guilty...starting in a little over a year



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    Re: Why Do Students Want To Go To Law School?

    That's "Guilty, Your Honor". Don't forget that. You'll be saying that a lot in your pro bono cases....


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    Re: Why Do Students Want To Go To Law School?

    So we can keep knee deep in good lawyer jokes.


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