iceicebaby wrote:OK, that's it. I'm not going to law school now. Time to bust out the resume and change career paths entirely. I suppose the past 3 years have been for nothing.
Just a curious question, what would you say if I got $35k/year scholly at Quinnipiac (which I did)? Would going there for next to nothing or about $30k total tops still be a bad idea? Or is your bottom line basically "if you don't score in the 90-something percentile on the LSAT, you shouldn't go to law school at all"? At what point, if ever, is it worth it for you guys?
You clearly are not reading what I'm writing. I said on the last page that I think law school might be a good idea for you, just not at these schools. I'm not trying to talk you out of going to law school, I'm trying to talk you out of going into debt to go to schools which offer poor prospects of managing that debt. Ideally, you should retake the LSAT and reapply. It isn't like you have to go to law school RIGHT NOW.
To answer your other question, f I couldn't go to a top school (see T14ish), I would go somewhere for free in the region I want to work in. No tuition, no stipulations. Its not about elitism and going to the best school possible just for the sake of it. You are trying to minimize your risk by either 1) going cheaply or 2) going somewhere with stellar job prospects. So I would tell you (as I have told others) to go to like a local T2 or T3 on a full ride. You're still taking a risk by giving up three years of salary, but it is less of a risk than taking out debt to go to Seton Hall or Rutgers.