Argument: Law school is a bad investment

Issue Report: Law school


Herwig Schlunk. “Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be…Lawyers.” Vanderbilt Law and Economics Working Paper. October 30, 2009: “This essay treats a legal education as an investment, and asks the question of whether, based on known costs and expected benefits, such investment should be undertaken. The inquiry will necessarily differ from one potential law student to another. But for three posited “typical students” at private law schools, the investment is shown to generally be a bad one.”