What Is Law School
If you think you want to go to law school, you should check out this video about law school where I interviewed the dean of my law school, Dean Harold Krent of the IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. He helps answer the question of “what is law school” so that you can determine whether it’s for you. There are so many different backgrounds and college majors that can be helpful if you want to go to law school. Hal provides a candid point of view about law school and who should go to law school.
SHORT VERSION (Full Episode below)
Law School Dean Harold Krent
Title: Dean, IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law
City: Chicago, IL
Law School: New York University in New York, NY
College: Princeton University in Princeton, NJ
First Job: History teacher
Worst Job Ever: Trash collector
Want To Go To Law School
If you want to go to law school, you can look forward to learning how to think, read and write like a lawyer during your time there. However, learning about careers for lawyers and navigating practical career skills like workplace communications, networking and interviewing, are more likely to be your own responsibility. Hopefully the law school you choose will have a great career center to help with these career-related issues.
If you’re sure you want to go to law school, you should join us at our new site, JD Careers Out There, which is focused on careers for lawyers. A JD is a law degree, by the way. At JDCOT (our nickname for the site), we look at the wide variety of things to do with a law degree – from law careers to alternative careers for lawyers. We also get you career advice from the legal community in our professional development videos, which help you navigate those practical career skills mentioned earlier.
The full interview with Dean Krent is a great place for you to start if you want to go to law school. He addresses what is law school, who should go to law school, the finances of going to law school, taking the bar exam and some different careers for lawyers.