jk148706 wrote:rad lulz wrote:timbs4339 wrote:twenty wrote:Excellent idea. Some of the more common ones on TLS:
UVA ED (i.e, sticker) for biglaw.
Northwestern at sticker for biglaw.
Honestly these are tough choices now that COA is approaching 300K. I see people who have sticker debt from a few years back in biglaw and it is a mixed bag. Some love it, some hate it, most people are meh about it. But all are paying a huge amount of their income to the government and are certainly not living high on the hog. I know one guy who works at a V10 and lives in a shared 4BR fifth floor walkup in a room the size of a closet. It undoubtedly will a good long-term investment but that's not the only factor.
It really comes down to how you want to spend your late 20s/early 30s and how debt averse you are, since it would be possible, but maybe not advisable, to make the standard payments and just stretch the debt over to your post-biglaw career.
T14 at sticker was more defensible for around $200k
Won't have any COL $ to take out. Does that make it all better?
Any UG debt?