skri65 wrote:In many cases, the other parent isn't the earner. And in most cases, young people don't have the sufficient savings to just take three years off. Also, good luck raising kids on loans.
The point is, for many people, law school isn't "always there." For most people, it makes sense to enroll while younger (for the record, I agree with the general consensus that people should take a couple years off before law school..it is what i am doing). But it's not as simple as just saying, "law school is always there"...especially for those already with a significant other or those with a family in mind.
Young people don't have savings, but people who have worked for a while do (or at least should), which is what we're talking about. Plenty of my classmates at NU do the law school thing with a spouse and kids.
I'm not saying it's easy, nor am I saying that getting education earlier isn't ideal. What I am saying is that it's definitely feasible and that, even with the risks of delaying education, rushing into law school might be riskier than waiting to get education later due to the risks of law school itself.