An open letter to potential law students: Know the truth-ABA Journal

BY NICOLE BLACK AND HEATHER MORSE

With the recent news that some BigLaw starting salaries are rising to $190,000, it’s no wonder that law school continues to be a top destination for recent college graduates. However, the truth behind those starting salaries–and given the volatility of the legal job market and the effects of globalization and technology on the business of law–should give one pause before taking out $200,000 in school loans.

So the question remains: Should you go to law school? The answer according to two legal industry experts? It depends.

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