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John Morkovsky

I would advise anyone thinking about law school to really consider whether you want to be a part of the profession just for the money. Some areas of the practice of law are very lucrative (many, depending on the firm & specialty will make >$100,000 their first year out of law school). However, especially at the outset, most lawyers will make just above what the normal professional would. If this is the case and you are in it only for the monetary side of things, and not because you have an underlying passion for it - - most get burned out and hate their work. It is a very busy and fast paced profession, and is one of the most stressful and challenging occupations out there. Being a lawyer is being in the service industry. If you have a passion for helping people, and the incredible system of justice and regulation that we have here, it is all worth it. If your heart is in the right place, I highly recommend doing as well as you can in college, taking the LSAT, and going to law school. It is, indeed, a TON of work but it may be the most rewarding thing one could ever do with their life's work.

Best of luck to you

Answered 7 years ago

John Morkovsky