Should I Go to Law School Now?

Students often ask me, “Should I go to law school now?”

Some are not sure about the profession. Others are sure about the profession but aren’t sure if it’s the right time.

If you’re not sure, you just shouldn’t go right now.

It’s as easy as that.

Law school will always be there for you if you want to go two years from now, five years from now, 10 years from now or even 15 years from now. Being older is not going to be a disadvantage to you–in fact, it’s going to help you. Law schools love people with experience–life experience, work experience–it’s all great.

I have this list on my site that I recommend to everyone to read and to answer with brutal honesty. It’s the Top 10 Questions from Ed Tom, who is the Director of Admissions at Berkeley Law.

It’s a fantastic list–a very pointed, concise list of questions you can ask yourself to see if you’re ready to go to law school.

If you can answer them truthfully and say yes to many of them, then maybe it’s time for you to go to law school.

But if you can’t, then you need to take some time for yourself to work, travel, experience life, and really find out if lawyering is the right profession for you.

Have questions or comments about whether to go to law school? I’m here to help. Post your questions below and I’ll respond.