Argument: Law degree is perhaps the most versatile degree

Issue Report: Law school


“Why Go to Law School?” Kaplan: “Lawyers can function in the business world, whereas M.B.A.’s cannot function in a legal position. And although lawyers cannot be doctors, neither are they as closely held to their “field” as are M.D.’s. […] A law degree gives you almost unparalleled mobility in your career&151;lawyers run movie studios, manage baseball teams, hold political office, serve in the foreign service, run Fortune 500 companies, and head a wide range of legal service organizations.”

“What Can You Do With a Law Degree.” Law “So what can you do with a law degree? If you’re one of those people who have realized that being a lawyer is not for them, don’t despair. There’s actually a lot of job choices for a law graduate like you. Unknown to many, the value of a law degree extends far beyond legal jobs. To back up this claim, let’s take the example of getting a writing job. In writing it is important that you know how to write coherently and concisely. And, since law graduates were trained to write just like that, they have a big chance of getting accepted in a writing firm even if they are not Journalism graduates. Another example is in getting a teaching job. For a teacher to be effective, a teacher must have the ability to communicate effectively. And, since law graduates are good in oral and written communication, they can become effective teachers. (1) With these, you may now have realized that you actually have a lot of things to do with a law degree.”

“Why do you want to go to law school?”: “law is a field of study that offers the recipient a wide range of career options, each requiring different skills but also possessing common characteristics. The options are endless in terms of practice areas and work environments. Lawyers might find themselves arresting a ship or zoning a playground, working independently in their home or with others in a high rise corporate office. Lawyers can practice law by helping clients plan to avoid problems, by solving problems once they develop, by representing and counseling businesses in a particular industry, by representing individuals sharing a common status or problem and by appearing (or not appearing) in court.”

[hilip Weiser, University of Colorado Law School said in July of 2011: “Law schools provide great training for a variety of careers. People need to be more resourceful and realize that law school is an entrée to a number of different sectors.”[1]