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Editor: Mitchell H. Rubinstein
New York Law School

Sunday, January 9, 2011

So You Want To Be A Lawyer

Is Law School A Losing Game?, is an important Jan. 8, 2011 NY Times article that everyone thinking of law school should read. It describes the terrible job prospects new lawyers face and questions whether law school is worth it since so manner graduate with unheard of amounts of debt. 

My take is a bit different. You should not be going to law school for the money. You should be going to law school because you want to learn to think like a lawyer and you want to be a lawyer period. The jobs will come- when the economy gets better. I know it is easy for me to say this, but the fact of the matter is that is you want to be a lawyer you have to go to law school.

Though many new graduates are unemployed, many many graduates do find jobs-good jobs. But students should go into this with their eyes wide open. That is why it is important to read the above article.

Mitchell H. Rubinstein

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