I graduated from law school in 1997 and have been in active law practice for 12 years. Times have changed since I attended law school as students are taking on even more debt and the employment prospects after law school are not as "peachy and rosy" as you would believe.
I receive emails and phone calls from nurses considering law school. If you want to go to law school then just do it like Nike but anyone seriously considering law school now needs to look at the tier of the law school you are attending, your undergraduate, graduate, and/or law school debt, your employment options post-graduation, and a boat load of other factors before taking the leap.
I took the leap and law school was one of the best decisions I made. I can smile now but it was tough and there were many days I went to work in tears, left work in tears, and questioned whether I made the right decision as new lawyer in years 1-4 post graduation. I have a journal of my law school journey and post-graduation years from 1-5 and it still brings me to tears.
As a nurse you may or may not have better employment options post-graduation from traditional law students. But nothing prepares you the long hours, learning curve, politics, and social dynamics of a law firm (small, medium, or big firms) and law practice not even working days in a busy teaching hospital. You think working with physicians is a challenge try working with partners and senior associates in a law firm. Solo practice and starting your own firm (which is what I did) is an option but this is another leap in itself.
Nothing is certain and guaranteed in life and the same holds true with a law degree as many law graduates and attorneys are learning:
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