I ask because my son has an interest in government and political science and is interested in a career in public policy and the like at the city, state or national level. Is a law degree worthwhile for pursuing those types of opportunities?
As an example, we have friends who just had a daughter graduate from Boston University Law School. She's working at the Federal Reserve in bank regulation.
[Note I did not post this on the politics board, so let's refrain from comments about working for the government.]