This month, Texas Lawyer reporter Angela Morris (@AMorrisReports) tweeted the question, "If you had it to do over again, would you go to law school?"
Here are some of the reply Tweets from Texas lawyers and a Texas law student. To add to the conversation, use hashtag #Law SchoolAgain.
"I believe it's the most valuable advanced degree available, even if you never practice, so yes."
Alicia Wagner Calzada
"In 2000? Yes. In 2012? Not so much."
Dylan O. Drummond
Austin managing attorney
Griffith Nixon Davison
"[A]t least after my first year, I would definitely do it again."
University of Texas School of Law
"Would I do #LawSchoolAgain? An enthusiastic yes! An amazing 3 years if you let yourself enjoy it."
"That depends on whether 90% of the curriculum still focused on near-worthless 'how to think like a lawyer.' "
"Yes, in a heartbeat, but I'd be smarter about how to handle my student loans."
Lippincott Phelan Veidt
Editor's note: Yesterday, Texas Lawyer published its special focus report on law schools and legal education. Check our website, www.texaslawyer.com, for stats on who's hiring and from which schools, plus features on a summer associate who served in Iraq, the amount of debt Lone Star law grads carry, a student's plea for change in legal education, hiring partners' do's and don'ts for summer associates, and a Q&A with the incoming dean of the University of Texas School of Law.