Jonathan Adler's primary mission in life is spreading his Happy Chic design philosophy; his secondary mission in life is saving people from becoming lawyers. Now, before his lawyer customers get all irate at him and all boycott-ish, he would like to say that he comes from a law family--both his parents were lawyers, both of his grandfathers were judges, his sister is a law professor, blah, blah, blah. But, a lot of people go into law as a default career and end up miserable and overworked and unfulfilled and they just did it to please their parents anyway or to make a good living and they find that it ain't even that well paid and it's all pretty gnarly to behold.
As for going to school, he thinks you should just get an entry level job with a decorator and learn how the business works. School sucks.