Should you go to law school? Is law school worth the cost? That is the question that more and more people are asking themselves as law school enrollment declines and as the legal market downsizes.

This book looks at the real lives of attorneys, law students, law school drop outs, and those who graduated but went on to do something else with their lives outside of the law. These stories are meant to make a prospective law student think about whether law school is a sound investment in both time and money.

Many people have found satisfaction in law, but that is not always the case. Some people have shown intense regret for going to law school. Some fought hard to “get out of the field” after graduation. Is the JD a scarlet letter? Do other attorneys and law graduates have it as hard as I do? Do you know what the legal career is really like?

If you are going to law school to “save the world” or to be like “Perry Mason” or the lead character of “Legally Blonde,” this book is for you. If you are not sure if law is the career you want to pursue, read this book.

This book is packed with real life stories from a wide variety of people who know a lot about the inner workings of the legal world — from law school to law itself. If you are on the fence about law school or entertaining the idea of dropping out, this could be the best book you read. It could save you hundreds of thousands of dollars in non-dischargeable debt and give you the chance to pursue a career path that is better suited to you.

From Law School to Lawyer: True Stories of Drop Outs, Career Disappointment, and Regret