GUEST POST—Don’t Go to Law School (Unless) (Flow Chart Edition)

(Connecticut attorney Samuel Browning obtained permission from Paul Campos to create a flow chart version of the book Don’t Go to Law School (Unless). Mr. Browning’s herculean effort is displayed here as a single graphic taken from his spreadsheet with only some proofreading on my part. I have not read the book, so any unclear points and errors are the author’s own.)

Browning--DGTLSU Flow Chart (2.0)



  1. Several places in the graphic misuse the word “then” when comparing two or more items.

    Sent from my iPhone


  2. My apologies Ben, my spell check didn’t catch that mistake. Any substantive comments.

  3. Excuse me, I should have said, do you have any substantive comments.

    1. This is awesome. I was wondering if we could post this over at Above the Law too (with full credit to Law School Tuition Bubble for having it first of course). We’re obviously big Campos fans as well and this is a great chart.

  4. It’s funny to think that $7 and an afternoon of my life has been compressed into picture which takes 10 minutes to read. Nonetheless, I’m thankful for the image.

  5. This infographic implies that loans forgiven under the PSLF program count as taxable income, which is false.

    “Are loan amounts forgiven under PSLF considered taxable by the IRS?
    No. According to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), student loan amounts forgiven under PSLF are not considered income for tax purposes. For more information, check with the IRS or a tax advisor.”

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