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If You Had a Do-Over, Would You Choose Law School?

Posted May 27, 2009 2:31 PM CDT
By Molly McDonough

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With the economy in shambles and firms, large and small, struggling to find solid footing, the time is ripe for self-reflection.

Indeed, hard times can unleash a creative yearning for another profession, prompting lawyers like onetime Wall Street lawyer Jonathan Fields, who gave up law a decade ago to become a personal trainer. But surely there are many others who are perfectly satisfied with their career choice and opportunities ahead.

Yet we wonder ...

If you could start from scratch, would you opt to take the LSAT and go to law school? If not, what else do you see yourself doing?

Tell us why in the comments below.

Read answers to last week's question: What Boundaries Have You Set for Your Own Facebook or Twitter Use?

Featured Answer:

Posted by Ursa Lawyer: Simple - don’t post anything you wouldn’t say in the presence of a client or co-workers. So pictures of the drunken wet t-shirt contest, probably not a good candidate for the profile picture. Complaining about a client or particular case, poor subject matter. Generally discussing the challenges of the day or gripes about your spouse - now that is probably fair game.

But truly, I’ve had people I used to work with write some pretty inflammatory things about our previous place of employment on my Facebook wall - that required immediate deletion. Otherwise, it’s utilizing common sense. But, it’s amazing to see how little censorship people employ on Facebook. Apparently, common sense isn’t so common these days.

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