dakatz wrote:married0L wrote:Just to add on to my last post. So much of what I read on here goes directly against what I hear when I talk to numerous lawyers themselves. While I am not located in NYC, DC, Boston, etc. I have come to know many men and women in the profession that are quite successful with degrees from "lesser schools" (top 30-40). They enjoy what they are doing and are quite comfortable. Perhaps this is because they never dreamed of the NYC associate making +$150,000 right out. But that comes with strings attached to (some of which are soul sucking). Anyways, I digress.
Know what is important to you and value that more than what you hear from kids on here. Build relationships with attorneys where you live. Ask their advice. Gather info and make a decision you are comfortable with.
So true. I told a few lawyers I know (some in big firms, some are solos, some in companies, etc) and not one single one recommended picking the full price T-14 over a reputable T25 or T30 that gives me a bunch of money. When I told them the cost of going to a T 14 at full price, they said it is crazy (A few of them went to T14 schools themselves, but none paid full price, except one who went to Harvard, and he still regrets going). We are so wide-eyed on this forum and have no conception of what debt is like. I made a mention of 200K debt and jaws his the floor and these lawyers gasped as they said, "you can't possibly be considering such stupidity, can you?" So I think that pretty much sums up where most lawyers (at least the ones I know) stand on the matter. Its not like you are comparing some TTT regional school to Michigan. BU is highly reputable, especially in New England, and there seem to be a bunch of factors in your situation that justify picking it.
I'm going to guess just from the grammar of the quote "You can't possibly be considering such stupidity" that either you, these lawyers you're sourcing, or both, are not the sharpest tacks in the box. I'm pretty sure I've read similar posts from you on other threads, and your desperate and repetitive posting of this message makes you seem, to me at least, like a person trying to convince yourself that its okay that you didn't get into the T14, because you wouldn't have gone anyway. I know lots of lawyers, professors, professionals, etc, and no ones "jaw hits the floor" over 200k these days. This is the 21st century. Your whole account sounds highly sensationalized and unreliable.