6 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Go to Law School

by Nathan Harden - Fix Editor on March 27, 2013

Notorious frat-boy, Tucker Max, author of the book “I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell,” has finally written something that might have some redemptive value. In an article at Huffington Post, he tries to persuade young people not to make the same mistakes he made. Specifically, he tries to talk his readers out of going to law school:

At some point in their life, everyone thinks they should go to law school. You may in fact think you want to go to law school now.

You’re wrong.

I don’t know you, I have no idea what the facts of your life are, but that doesn’t matter, you aren’t the exception. For the overwhelming majority of people (>99.9 percent), law school is the wrong choice.

Max goes on to detail six bad reasons people commonly have for pursuing a J.D.

1. “I like arguing and everyone says I’m good at it.”

Of all reasons to go to law school, this is the worst by a large margin. Know who else likes arguing? Sports talk radio hosts, cable news talking heads and teenagers — i.e., idiots. If you like to argue just for the sake of being contentious, you shouldn’t pick a job based on this unresolved emotional issue of yours, you should get counseling for it…

Read the full article here.

If you’re thinking about law school, this article might dissuade you!

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