There are all kinds of reasons why going to law school is a good decision, and there are all kinds of reasons why someone shouldn’t go to law school as well. In the end, it all depends on the person’s circumstances. As I went through my own three years of law school, there were many common reasons why my fellow students wished they hadn’t gone to law school, and now that we are all out of law school, those lists have actually grown longer. Go figure.
Although this list will not be applicable to everyone, here are 10 reasons not to go to law school. They’re all from law students and current lawyers.
Hard on Marriage
Law school is hard on marriage. Law school demands so much time and energy that it is difficult to balance family life and law school. Throw in the fear that one spouse feels like he/she is being left behind while you attend law school, and it is a potential recipe for divorce.
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