There are a lot of things you should ask yourself before thinking of going to law school. First of all, ask yourself: Why do you want to go to law school? You’d be surprised but most of the times, people go to law school without a really good purpose.
So if you think of going to school because it looks fun or you want to be rich, you might want to rethink again. A lot of people go to law school because of Law & Order and some others TV show. Also, most students like the idea of becoming rich, even though a lot of people don’t end up earning so much. According to US News and World Report, the private sector salary is usually around $68,300, and the public sector salary is $52,000.
So keep in mind that only 35 law schools of the 197 ranked reported median private sector salaries in the six figures. Also, you might want to put tuition into account. According to U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 law school rankings, the average cost of tuition among the top US law schools is $60,293 per year.