YOU CAN DO ANYTHING WITH A LAW DEGREE?

 

          Don't let them fool you. The saying that "you can do anything with a law degree" is not entirely true. Yes, you can do some specific things with a law degree, but unless you desire a career in law, a J.D. is no more beneficial to you than any of the cheaper and easier degrees available.

          You are gauranteed to meet many people who insist that a law degree can in fact be utilized in any industry; but they are not using good logic and you should challenge them. Their statement that "you can do anything with a law degree" may very well be technically valid, but is no more valid than saying  "you can do anything with a zoology degree". Neither degree teaches skills that are widely needed, but you can still get an unrelated job as long as you are hirable. Put simply, your success in work depends completely on your ingenuity and skills, not your degree; and a law degree is a particularly expensive and painful degree to earn if you aren't going to use it. So, be sure that you want to practice law before you make the leap into law school.

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