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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

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Date posted: October 31, 2009 ; Last revised: January 12, 2010

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Schlunk, Herwig J., Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be...Lawyers (October 30, 2009). Vanderbilt Law and Economics Working Paper No. 09-29. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1497044 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1497044

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