There are a lot of good reasons to be a lawyer, and even more bad reasons. One of the bad reasons is that you’re looking for a good job:
The number of people taking the Law School Admission Test is at an unprecedented high, and the recession is a likely reason. But some are questioning whether bad economic times are a sufficient reason to go to law school.
"We assume that the economic downturn is causing more people to think about graduate education, but we have no way to prove that it is," Wendy Margolis, director of communications for the Law School Admission Council, tells the ABA Journal. She also points out that there are more people in the 20- to 24-year-old age group, and that could also be driving up the numbers.
Source: LSAT Test-Takers Jump by Nearly 20%; Should They Consider the Alternatives? - News - ABA Journal
Being a lawyer is a calling. You either have it in you, or you don’t. If you’re just going to law school because you don’t know what else to do, you shouldn’t be going. Otherwise, you’re just going to end up hating the practice of law and end up doing something else, but with a J.D. I’ve got some bad news for you guys: Just because you decide you don’t want to be a lawyer anymore doesn’t mean you can stop paying for your student loans.