Alright, so I've basically had my life planned out for a while, do well in school (I am), get into a goodish college (I will), major in some social science, then go to law school. But, then I read this article. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/09/business/09law.html?pagewanted=1&_r=3 The article is about law schools inflating the number of post grads who are employed after law school. Is it worth going to a law school? Is a career as a lawyer even viable if one isn't coming out of a top law school with the top grades? Can anyone predict how the job market for lawyers is gonna look in 2020ish? Is anyone here a lawyer, anyone have lots of lawyer friends? Discuss the prospects of law school students! About me, and why I worry. I'm only in high school right now, fairly capable and confident in my abilities. But I'm not getting into Harvard or Yale, in short I'm not outstanding, I'm your average public school salutatorian cry who will probably end up with 2100-2200 SAT (based on le PSAT). Do I need to come from a top notch school for my undergrad and go to a top notch law school for a chance at success? What other career choices should I consider? I only really excel in English and Social Studies, I'd love to be a high school teacher, but I would really like to live an upper middle class lifestyle. I don't have anyone else to ask for advice on this, besides my uncle who's a lawyer, but he's a lot smarter than me (and condescending) and doesn't like me..