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Re: If this guy is insane, what am i?

Postby birdlaw117 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:52 am

Shaggier1 wrote:Take the job. Work for a few years and then retake the LSAT.

And then ED to Northwestern :lol:


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Re: If this guy is insane, what am i?

Postby Fark-o-vision » Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:59 am

This January is shaping up to the be the best January in M&A work since 2007, which means biglaw hiring could start to grind up again. For right now, though, you've got the perfect chance to reevaluate what you really want out of life. 55K is, reasonably, what you can expect from a starting salary out of UIUC (balancing between whatever shot at biglaw and whatever shot at unemployment), and you'll have the debt. Do you really think being a lawyer is going to be that much more interesting, or fantastic, than being a consultant? if you really think it is, go ahead. If you aren't sure, its a much safer bet to take the job and work a year or two.

Whatever opportunities you gain in a rebooted economy probably outweigh whatever loss in scholarship you might suffer (though I don't see why you would suffer one at all).

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Re: If this guy is insane, what am i?

Postby zonto » Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:16 pm

Not to mention the fact that you can work for a while, save up a ton of money either for law school or a down payment on a home, and then reevaluate in a few years what you want to do.

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