Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be...Lawyers
Herwig J. Schlunk
Vanderbilt University - Law School
October 30, 2009
Vanderbilt Law and Economics Working Paper No. 09-29
This essay treats a legal education as an investment, and asks the question of whether, based on known costs and expected benefits, such investment should be undertaken. The inquiry will necessarily differ from one potential law student to another. But for three posited “typical students” at private law schools, the investment is shown to generally be a bad one.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 14
Keywords: value of a legal education
JEL Classification: K19
Date posted: October 31, 2009 ; Last revised: January 12, 2010
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