JurisDoctorSeuss wrote:Eberry: I am currently living with my parents. I still have $17,000 debt from undergrad. My parents will not support me in the decision to retake. And, without their support I am kind of fucked.
Lol. I'm sorry. This is kind of funny though because its often true. I respect you for stating it bluntly rather than beating around the bush like a lot of other posters ("retaking is not an option"). you should direct your parents to a TLS forum and show them the true value of a retake relative to attending at this cost.
JurisDoctorSeuss wrote: Maybe I'm just being a big bitch and should move out, find a job, and work to support myself, but I have too much pride to continue doing menial labor for table scraps.
Probably. Not that I blame you - comfort is comfort and striking out on your own is challenging. It will give you life perspective though, the opportunity to try something new and retake.
JurisDoctorSeuss wrote:Honestly, I've just become somewhat depressed at my situation and would be happy to start afresh at law school with at least SOME potential for new opportunity.
but really, moving in w/ the 'rents after 4 years of freedom in college would suck ass. I started working at a firm a month after graduating and didn't spend much time with my whole family. I can see how it would be depressing. Still, debt is not the answer. If you can't work with your family, and they aren't paying for you to go get a Gtown law degree, then you should take some time to consider another field, or just go to GWU and keep living at home.