BigZuck wrote:I don't know what's more strange: the fact that a bro who has been on here for 8 years has supposedly never seen someone write about liking big law or the fact that a bro with almost 7K posts has supposedly rarely seen someone lamenting the fact that they paid sticker and saying that they should have taken a cheaper option to limit debt even though they would have been sacrificing big law options.
I have seen plenty of both "big law is cool" and "even though I went to a great school and got big law in retrospect I probably should have taken less debt at the lower ranked school" posts. In fact pretty much the only "took sticker and loving it!!!" bros I can think of off the top of my head are the NU contingent on this site who haven't even started working yet.
As for the OP: agreed that this is way too little information for us to advise you on. While I personally wouldn't pay sticker at NU because I am a debt averse weeny I think it can be justified. I also would never go to a school like WUSTL if my end goal was big law or bust and I wasn't content working small law in the Midwest.
I think you are reading my statement too broadly, but if you can link me to threads I will stand corrected. I have seen plenty of threads where people regretted taking sticker at all kinds of different schools, but it seems rare that someone looks back and wishes they would have taken a school like WUSTL over NU.
But I agree that us NUers are a lot more optimistic about taking sticker, but it's not just us 1Ls. Rayiner, who is now graduated, has some excellent posts on why sticker is not crazy, as do IAFG, Desert Fox, bk1, and lots of others in classes earlier than mine. Maybe it's a function of who we are as NU students, splitters coming from different careers.