The ABA Journal poses the question, "Are Public Interest, Public Sector Careers Worth Law School Cost?"
What do you think? The article itself references a National Association for Law Placement ("NALP") salary study finding that public interest and public sector salaries have shown little growth since 2004. With such slow growth on the salary side weighing against the continuing escalation of law school tuition and resulting long term loan debt, students interested in public interest careers should think carefully about going to law school. NALP calls these findings evidence of a "significant economic disincentive" for law students to pursue careers in the public sector.
What do you think? Email your opinion to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we may update this blog with some of the comments received at a later date. In the meantime, take a look at the comments being posting on the ABA Journal's blog for some very good food for thought.