Is a Law degree worthless these days?

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  1. Wow Exuberant**

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    Am I right in being under the impression that it's near impossible to get employed in Law?

    Is there any value in getting a degree in it, or is the degree as good as toilet paper these days
     
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    Depends where you're from - my Gf is in law and the firm she works at is extremely high end and always looking for new, quality solicitors.
     
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    Tucker Max sure seems to think so.
     
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    What's the undergrad?
     
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    The market is saturated...but there's ALWAYS room for a competent attorney.
     
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    worthless? no. worth less? yes.
     
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    Only two years until a graduate in Law, lol.
     
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    lts5025 "What the **** is a Dim Mack?"

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    My wife's sister recently graduated from a middle of the pack first-tier law school and is now working at a big name firm in San Francisco. Of course, she worked very hard to distinguish herself through internships and on law review, and it doesn't hurt that she's a minority female, either.
     
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    LOL NOOOO its not. Even if you cant get a job in that field it still opens plenty of doors.
     
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    A good friend who's 31 and making almost 250k a year says no, he is one of the smartest people I know however. I've got a feeling the people who graduate from law school and end up working for 40 grand a year aren't the brightest - just because someone's capable of busting their ass for 3 years and getting thru law school doesn't necessarily mean that they should ya know?
     
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    I have always heard the complete opposite. That Law makes you over qualified for most jobs, and the rest just dont apply because too unrelated to law. What other jobs are there for lawyers besides being a lawyer?
     
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    Crazy, it seems like time is passing by in a flash.

    But I'm picking up the theme pretty well, and I already found a job in a law firm.

    I feel confident.
     
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    Go to a good school and clerk for a good judge, you'll have plenty of opportunity.
     
  15. Josh

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    These threads are useless. ANY degree is useless if you're a can. If you're a stellar fucking star, you can turn any degree into a world of opportunity. The fact that you have to ask, well, ......
     
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    What year did he graduate?
     
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    I know a couple of guys who have law degrees. One's not making much and he's got an assload of student debt and the other is working as a car salesman for a local Toyota dealership.
     
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    i have a few friends that are lawyers here in So Cal...if you didnt go to a Tier 1 law school, they say its pretty much not worth it (at least here in California). too many lawyers and not enough jobs.

    evidently we're saturated with dentists down here as well.
     
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    Depends on the degree you get.If you major in a stemm degree(science,tech,engineering,medical,and math) it might pay off.

    As for law.It seems like there is an oversaturation of law degrees and graduates have a buttload of debt.Go to youtube and watch comments from law graduates.My two cents.
     

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