rad lulz wrote:
Suffolk is blahhhhh
R-N is probably the saner choice for $75k debt.
Yeah, I just looked a bit more at Suffolk's number...pretty scare. Chances of any law are like 55% right now? At least RU and UConn will likely get me in the door somewhere.
I think one thing often lost on applicants is how shitty many legal jobs are. You just want a "decent career" and aren't expecting "big earnings" the first year out? Well I hate to say it, but get in line. Tens of thousands of other students and recent grads would lose an appendage for a job like that. It's not like if you miss biglaw you will be walking into a reasonable salary and working 40-hour weeks. If you are lucky enough to get a job, it could well be a 60+ hour grind and mid-five figures doing slip and fall insurance defense, or making even less doing legal aid for degenerates who have zero appreciation for all the work you do for them. Or maybe working in one of those unpaid "internships" at the AG's office.
If you have
to go to law school now (which you don't, but it sounds like you've convinced yourself you do), go to Rutgers and live at home all three years to save on costs. It's not a terrible option if the cost is low and you have the ties, although New Jersey's market is just absolutely decimated. I just think you should do some soul searching first and make sure you are gong to law school for the right reasons and all that good stuff. It could be a great career for you (I don't know you), but it could also be the worst mistake of your life.