Amid The Debate, J.D.'s True Value Gets Lost

It's not easy, but landing a rewarding job — and paying the bills — can be done in today's job market.

, The National Law Journal


It's not easy, but landing a rewarding job — and paying the bills — can be done in today's job market.

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Originally appeared in print as Amid the Debate, J.D.'s True Value Gets Lost

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  • Elizabeth Kane

    Hurray! Finally someone addresses the value of a law degree in terms other than money. Maybe it doesn't always make you rich. But, as Mr. Brescia suggests, it gives you the power to change people's lives--the power to empower them, if you will--to obtain (or continue to have) food, shelter, benefits, childcare, fair and equal wages, critically needed drugs and healthcare, relief from abuse whether physical abuse at home or exploitation at the hands of banks or employers or landlords or others. It's not quite like having a magic wand because it is, as he says, a lot of work. But the gratification one gets from that leads to a very rich life indeed.

  • James Atlanta

    Bravo. While I may not agree that a Social Security Disability practice is an eleemosynary activity based on the volume of TV advertising for same one sees or that ACLU work is necessarily undertaken for the public good, a education in the law is a fine and wonderful thing in and of itself and should be valued apart from however much money a law degree may or may theoretically not generate.

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