What happens if you get a law degree but don’t “use” it?

I’m surfing for articles today and I came across a Burbank Leader article about an event honoring women in business.  Susan Westerberg Prager was the featured speaker.  Here is the part of the article that caught my eye:

When Prager, a former attorney, first considered law school, an undergraduate peer of hers at Stanford University cautioned, “Why would you want to take up a man’s place in law school? You will never use the degree.”

That got me thinking.  If a women goes to law school and gets her degree then marries someone who makes enough money to support the family and decides to stay home, some would say that she “wasted” her degree.  I don’t see it that way. I think that Education is never wasted.  Whether it’s a law degree, fine arts, philosophy… anything that requires skill and brains, it’s never wasted even if you decide to take your life in a different direction.

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