timbs4339 wrote:Here's two broad themes that keep popping up ITT that maybe could use some greater analysis from all of us. I think they describe the situation a lot of applicants are in.
1) I got into [insert regional or T50 school here] with a large or full scholarship, but I really just want to work biglaw/corporate law. Should I still go to law school?
2) I got into a T14 with no or little money, I'm not sure what I want to do in the law, and I am kind of debt averse. Should I still go to law school?
Been thinking about this as I head out. The only answer for sure I would give is don't pay sticker. I'm extremely debt averse and I wouldn't have gone if I had to take on that debt load. Big law is a fucking hard job. There is no way I would get into sticker debt and have to sweat getting big law and then staying as long as I need to because I owe 6 figures of debt.
The amounts that sticker costs are so insane that I don't see any justification for borrowing it. I understand that PAYE helps but it shouldn't be an incentive to indentured your foreseeable future.