Paul Campos wrote:A story:
Last spring, I had a 30-minute phone conversation with an 0L who had graduated the year before from a top college with a 3.9something GPA. She had done a half-baked (really more quarter-baked from the sound of it) job of preparing for the LSAT and had gotten a 160 the previous October. She then ED'd to a top 40ish law school with pretty bad employment stats and was accepted at sticker. She was planning to 100% debt-finance law school, even though she was currently employed by a low-paying but interesting non-profit. Now she was having second thoughts.
In the course of the conversation I told her that I was normally fairly cautious about telling people that I didn't know what to do, but in her case she would be crazy not to re-take -- that a couple hundred hours of studying could quite possibly save her hundreds of thousands of dollars, so in effect she would be paying herself $1000 an hour if she made bumping her LSAT a few points her main job over the summer. She was extremely grateful and thanked me for keeping her from making a huge life mistake.
I just checked the web site of the school to which she ED'd and she's a 1L there.
I understrand what you're saying about putting in the study time. I wonder why she changed her mind and continued on though.