Question of the Week

What's your advice for someone deciding whether to apply to law school?

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Should you go to law school? If you aren't sure, what can help you reach a decision?

MyCase’s Nicole Black and legal marketing professional Heather Morse tackled this topic this week in an open letter to potential law students.

One of Black’s pieces of advice? “Intern in a law office to learn what it’s truly like to practice law in order to decide if it’s really what you want to do.”

Morse advises finding a great mentor. “Right after college, I worked in a highly regarded law firm while studying for my LSATs. I learned very quickly that the corporate law firm lifestyle was not the place for me. Unfortunately, I did not have a mentor at the time and did not realize that corporate law (or BigLaw) wasn’t an actual discipline of law, and there were other choices.”

So this week, we’d like to ask you: What’s your advice for someone deciding whether to apply to law school?

Answer in the comments.

Read the answers to last week’s question: Is humor a part of your workday—or trial strategy?

Featured answer:

Posted by Russ LaPeer: “Long ago, as a young AUSA, during jury selection I asked if anyone had bad feelings towards the United States, ‘apart from what we all feel on April 15?’ The panel broke out laughing, and I could tell they relaxed in their relation to me that continued throughout the trial.”

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