I’ve written more law school recommendations since last September than in any comparable period since I started to teach. The reasons are obvious, but the relative desirability of law school compared to, say, using your marketing concentration to get a job as a lifeguard, should be not be assumed. Since I began this blog I’ve written many times about whether law school is worth it. No one goes to law school planning to graduate in the bottom half of his or her class but, obviously, that’s where half of law students will reside. A law degree has never been a magic ticket to financial security or professional happiness. Seismic changes in the legal job market won’t increase its value. This sour message is prompted by multiple conversations today about careers in law and this post from Legal Blog Watch on March 24: Aren’t Students Doing Cost-Benefit Analyses of Law School? If you are thinking about law school ask as many lawyers as you can what they do, whether they are happy, and why or why not, look hard at how much law school costs and what types of jobs are available for someone with your academic skill set, and don’t go to law school just because you don’t know what else to do.