Here is some sound advice from TIME Moneyland. There is really only one thing I would add. At the end, Mr. Bissonnette suggests that people only pursue law school "if the career you are passionate about involves being a lawyer." It's not that this is incorrect per se, but I would add that prospective students should also educate themselves about what being a lawyer actually entails before deciding law is their passion. Most people have little or no idea going into the law school application process what their career will actually look like if they are fortunate enough to actually get a legal position upon graduation.
But that minor point aside, it is always nice to see mainstream publications picking up on and spreading this message to their readers.