Thursday, March 19, 2009
A lot of people have asked me if I thought law school was worth the money. My answer has always been that I made it worth the money. As is the case in with any type of school, law school does not force you to learn, provide you with a job, and it certainly does not provide you with automatic competence. My experience ended up being a good one because I found an area of the law that I truly enjoyed (tax). I worked as hard as possible to learn the subject, with the ultimate goal of being employable in the field. My grades were not the highest in the class, but I was always knowledgeable and had real world experience in my chosen area of law. That stupid little quote that many of us heard growing up, "life is what you make of it," certainly applied to my law school experience. As I have mentioned before in previous posts, I received a ton of job rejection letters, which was at times disheartening. But in the end, it only took one acceptance phone call to get where I am now. So, overall, having a J.D. gave me to the opportunity (although maybe an overpriced one) to work for one of the largest consulting firms in the world.