reddituser wrote:Haven't lived in IL in a lot of years but yes I am from there. I applied to NIU but haven't heard back yet. You guys may have actually convinced me to give up and just become a bartender.
I dunno if that is the right move (I obviously don't know you), but it is probably better than being a bartender three years from now with a J.D. and mountains of debt. I (and others) don't make the doom and gloom posts because I enjoy it, or because I have any dog in the race. I just hate to see another person waste their money on a school like that. I'm a 1L at a top-20 school, and I'll be blunt in saying that even here, many students are struggling to find work and I am pretty worried about my ability to handle my debt after graduation (which is far less debt than yours would be). I think most people who are in law school would all say the same thing: the legal market sucks, and going to a school like JMLS is not a good path to finding career in the field.
What other sorts of jobs could you look into? And what did you do to study for the LSAT? If you want to be a lawyer, you really need to go somewhere better than JMLS, and that will probably require a better score. You don't think you could possibly raise that score any?