DogSitting wrote:So are you saying that nobody who goes to Washington m and Lee gets a decent job?
Also, W&L DOES meet my goal of graduating with less than $100k in debt. So I'm not sure how you reached that conclusion in that regard.ponderingmeerkat wrote:Neither option will meet your stated goals:DogSitting wrote: I'm just hoping to find a decent well-paying job after graduation.DogSitting wrote: A decent legal education that will enable me to graduate with a less than $100k
Sit out a cycle and retake or don't go. Simple.
"Well paying" is nebulous.
Could you, potentially, bust your ass, finish top third at W&L and get some rural ADA gig that pays, I dunno, 45K a year? Sure. Throw on top of that 75K of debt, and you'll be living in a studio in Winchester and eating Kraft Blue Box three nights a week for the three years after graduation.
Could you, potentially bust your ass, finish top third at GWU and land a mid-law gig in Tyson's Corner paying, I dunno, 90K+bonus a year? Sure. Throw on top of that 300K of debt, and you'll be living in a studio in Wolf Trap, eating Kraft Blue Box three nights a week for the three years after graduation.
Is this "well paying" by your definition? Maybe. By mine, not so much. But you do you man.
I'd sit out, study my ass off for six months, and crush next Sept's LSAT. Pay yourself an hourly wage for your study time. Put in 500 hundred hours and get a 170+ and then go to GWU free or GULC with a significant scholarship. 300K of value for 500 hours of work = $600/hr. That's big law partner pay dude!! (Something you'll never see unless you retake.)