Becoming a lawyer, Alfred Brophy tells Jennifer Smith at The Wall Street Journey, "isn't the path into the middle class that it once was." Here is that article (sub. req.).
Brophy should know. He's a law professor at the University of North Carolina. And he predicts that this year's incoming law school will be the smallest - about 38,000 - since 1974.
Not too long ago traditional parents boasted about their sons (or daughters) "The Lawyer." Then the bubble the legal sector had been burst in 2007. Since then lawyers are more apt to become, well, bums.
They graduate law school often with six-figure debt. If they do land a job practicing law the odds is that they will lose it. That's the way the game goes.
And when they lose that job they are frequently stranded in expensive metro areas. If they can't pay the bills they will join all those on the margins of society.
The folks at Abovethelaw.com such as Joe Patrice have been advising Millennials and members of Generation Z not to go to law school.