That's even though the subject has been already been deconstructed to death. The latest to join the line is The Washington Post article by Danielle Douglas-Gabriel on how law schools have become irrelevant. Its graduates can't find jobs. About half of the JD Class of 2013 did not land jobs nine months after graduation which require the credentials they have acquired. Here you can read the article.
You bet, we all know that going to law school has shifted from the default for the best and brightest not good in STEM to a questionable investment. What's puzzling is why the law schools haven't already taken action and rebranded. If a commercial service or product were in that much trouble it would have been quickly repositioned and repackaged. That's exactly what the dairy industry had done with its iconic milk campaign.
Part of the rebranding could describe the overall utility of studying the law. It can be a platform for a career in compliance, lobbying, business leadership, journalism, regulatory agencies and politics.
The reality is, for example, that so many of the graduates from Yale Law School do not wind up practicing law. Instead they become influentials in related or even non-related fields. Yale JD, David Lat, heads the media property Abovethelaw.com and has recently published a novel "Supreme Ambitions."
What I learned at Harvard Law School as a 1L has provided me with the fundamentals to manage regulatory, legislative and litigation issues for corporate clients.
In their rebranding, law schools should show, not tell, the individual professional gains from a legal education. Could venture capitalist and best-selling author of "Zero to One," Peter Thiel, have gotten where he is without the analytical training for law school?