This advice for the rest of you—who applied to law school simply because you took the LSATs, and who took the LSATs simply because the MCATs were too hard. This advice is for the people who graduated college with the generalized sense that they ought to be doing good works on this planet but were uncertain how to go about it. In short, this advice is for those of you who, like me, went to law school hoping that the experience would be stimulating and/or mind-expanding; a liberal-arts grad school for political people.
Lithwick's column is quite good and I heartily recommend giving it a read if you've ever had a psychotic moment where you've considered attending law school. I wish I'd read it before I started law school and periodically throughout my career there.