Was law school worth it?

Is law school worth it? The debate will continue for years to come – with surveys and studies with differing results.  Certainly the downturn in 2008 has had an impact on attorney and law student feelings – and ultimately the answer to the question is a personal one:

“A pilot study of law graduates from seven law schools quantifies the decline in satisfaction with the decision to go to law school.  The pilot study (PDF) found that only 38 percent of recent grads said they had a “good job” waiting for them at graduation, and only 20 percent of recent grads strongly agreed law school was worth the cost.”

Read: Was law school worth it? Only 20% of recent grads strongly agree, pilot study says at the American Bar Association

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