Is Law School Worth It? – Why I Chose Law School, and The Value of a Law Degree



Is law school worth it in 2020? In this video I discuss the pros and cons of law school, why I chose law school and what I consider to be the pros and cons of a law degree.

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6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Applying to Law School

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Books to Read Before Applying to Law School
APPLICATION PROCESS
LSAT Books

How to Get Into the Top Law Schools: Fifth Edition

55 Successful Harvard Law School Application Essays, 2nd Edition: With Analysis by the Staff of The Harvard Crimson

Law School Essays That Made a Difference, 6th Edition (Graduate School Admissions Guides)

The Law School Admission Game: Play Like An Expert, Third Edition

PREPARING FOR ONEL YEAR
One L: The Turbulent True Story of a First Year at Harvard Law School, Scott Turow

The Student Loan Handbook for Law Students and Attorneys, Adam S. Minsky

Thinking Like a Lawyer: A New Introduction to Legal Reasoning, Frederick Schauer

The Legal Analyst: A Toolkit for Thinking About the Law, Ward Farnsworth

Law School Confidential: A Complete Guide to the Law School Experience: By Students, for Students, Robert H. Miller

1L of a Ride: A Well-traveled Professor’s Roadmap to Success in the First Year of Law School, Andrew McClurg

ACADEMICS
Getting to Maybe: How to Excel on Law School Exams, Richard Michael Fischl, Jeremy Paul

Storyworthy: Engage, Teach, Persuade, and Change Your Life through the Power of Storytelling, Matthew D.

Open Book: Succeeding on Exams from the First Day of Law School, Barry Friedman

Reading Like a Lawyer: Time Saving Strategies for Reading Law Like an Expert, Ruth Ann McKinney

PRODUCTIVITY, MINDFULNESS, and MENTAL HEALTH
Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones, James Clear
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Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work, Chip Heath, Dan Heath

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World, Cal Newport
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Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy, William B. Irvine

Man’s Search for Meaning, Viktor E. Frankl

MY LAW SCHOOL JOURNEY

My name is Fumnanya Ekhator and I am currently a 2L at a top ten Ivy League law school. Before law school I worked in the White House Office of Public Engagement under the Obama administration, and then went on to work as a paralegal in DC Big Law. Following my OneL summer, I interned for the Philadelphia office of the Pennsylvania Innocence Project, and recently secured a 2L summer associate position at a top two law firm in Philadelphia. I graduated from Dartmouth College in 2013.

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26 comments

  1. Thank you for this. I’m currently about to graduate with my BBA in Marketing and I am considering law school. I want to work in the entertainment law realm. I am still on the fence and weighing my options. 😩

  2. Thank you for sharing your advice. I've been contemplating applying to Law school, but it's a huge commitment. I love how you emphasized the skills you obtained earning a law degree. I definitely value the educational aspect in which you become a critical thinker and develop logical reasoning. Your video was so helpful!

  3. Hello, I would like to email or speak to you somehow about some detailed questions I have regarding law school. I’m currently 27 and contemplating which avenue would be best for me to carry out the goals I currently have. Please get with me at your convenience

  4. Don’t forget the money made off the bonds created by the court. There’s a bond for every charge, on every person. Those bonds are traded on the market and billions of dollars are generated. The bonds mature after the person serves their sentence or dies. That’s why courts pile on as many charges as possible. Much like giving someone another life sentence, even though they already have one. It creates money. Hence the saying that “he/she has paid their debt to society”.

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