Do Not Trust Deans Bearing Versatile Juris Doctors

, The Am Law Daily


Responding to news of high graduate unemployment rates, some law school deans lean on the "versatile juris doctor" argument to defend their enterprises. But they aren't very credible when their schools didn't do well even in good times.

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  • No Complaints

    In today's economy, a law degree is not worth the money. I have to admit, I enjoyed law school and thought it helped me as a person. You watch news stories and have a better understanding of the legalities behind many of them. But if you are analyzing law school from a financial standpoint, stay away unless your parents can significantly help you.

  • Alison Monahan

    This argument that a JD is versatile, or, alternately framed, that it "opens doors," makes me crazy! The reason lots of people with JDs aren't lawyers is because most of them are smart enough to find other careers when they realize being a lawyer either isn't possible (because there are no jobs) or isn't desirable (because working in many of those jobs is soul sucking). But it's not because they got a flexible degree! More here, with some very interesting comments:

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