Well, I plan on studying linguistics. But the other side of the coin is... money. I have a very dear friend who has been encouraging me to consider going into law school. She, and my former boss, suggest it because they think I can do well and because they both think I should look at such a career instead of Grad School in linguistics and the likelihood of staying in academia and not earning as much as in another career. I enjoy linguistics, but I'm sure I could do well if I apply myself in law school. So I'm posting looking for similar experiences. People who chose law school over a subject they also enjoyed. Why law, what area did you study and what career did you get into?