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Where should I go?

Postby Ineedhelpplease » Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:20 pm

Cardozo may program (sticker), Cuny Law(sticker), Hofstra (20k a year- stay in top 40%) or wait on Brooklyn Law (waitlist). My ultimate goal is to work in the DA's office, or have a shot with state or US prosecutors office. thanks

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Re: Where should I go?

Postby HugerThanSoup » Fri Feb 04, 2011 9:14 pm

You should go... online, sign up for the next LSAT, and retake.

Seriously. You want to pay sticker at any of these schools for the prospect of earning a public interest salary? You will sink roughly $200,000 in a legal education, and you will get a salary of less than $60,000. If you can find a job making $30,000/year now, it would take you over 10 years to make up for the opportunity cost of going to law school, including interest on student debt. And that's NOT accounting for the high probability of unemployment after law school.

If you want to be a prosecutor, go somewhere for free (or close to it). Or retake the LSAT, get a 170+, and go to a school that has a fantastic LRAP program and will repay your loans for you if you spend 10 years in public interest.

I know you don't want to hear any of this. And it's your future. But there is a statistically significant likelihood that you will not only NOT get a job with the DA but that you will end up unemployed. If you really want to work in the law, go do paralegal work for a year while you study your ass off and get a better score.

Best of luck!

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