Danteshek wrote:Whether it is a questionable proposition depends on (1) what your other options are [I was unemployed for a year before law school], and (2) your level of confidence.
I transferred to Loyola, made law review, and published an article in the area I hope to practice. I am happy to pay full boat to go to Loyola.
I agree with you that other options need to be considered but "level of confidence" is meaningless. You are competing against equally competent people working equally hard. Maybe a section of the class at the bottom is actually just stupid or lazy, but the majority of students will be as smart/hardworking if not more so than any given matriculant.
As for other options, from a financial perspective I think that there are much better options than 3 years and $200,000 at a bad law school for the average college graduate. It may not be exactly what they want or hope for, but I highly doubt law and law school are either.