zot1 wrote:Ferrisjso wrote:You're in a good position don't listen to the retake warrors they are so freaking out of touch it's hilarious. You beat over 3/4's of active test takers you should have options and good ones. In a similar situation(156,3.51, soft URM) and the 100k-150k(for schools I really want) ceiling is about the same logic I've been using
That's not the logic you want to use though. Alright, I've been forced to be useful or something like that.
If OP wants to be a PD and that's all they want in life, then yeah, he or she should go to law school because it's rather hard to become a PD without becoming a JD.
If OP doesn't care about having a life consumed by debt, then he or she could try to go now. Otherwise, I strongly advise retaking. If OP can't wait for actually real reasons, then OP could jump and hope for he best.
OP should not rely on lrap. We don't really know what the state of the program is gonna be when op graduates. But more important, if op can't get a public interest job and that's a requirement for lrap, then that's gonna suck. Not worth the risk, in my opinion.
But more importantly OP, you could apply and see what happens. But you should really weigh your option carefully. Just because you could walk into the middle of the road as cars are driving by, it doesn't mean you should.
People, myself included at the time, don't understand well the debt commitment that comes from law school when they're applying. This makes sense because we are mostly young and have never had to manage that amount of debt. It's exhausting and stressful and it's further made worse when you think any day now the government will do something to make everything a big mess.
That being said, if this is your dream, make it happen. Just understand that this will impact your life for decades to come, not just three years.