JayJones78 wrote:Xs20 wrote:Jay - hypothetically speaking, what are you planning on doing if you aren't able to get biglaw (which is 9x more likely), and you end up $200k in the hole without a job, or in a job with a salary that doesn't allow you to service that kind of debt efficiently?
I know you say you don't think the employment numbers matter, but given that W&L's numbers are weighted so heavily against getting into biglaw, have you seriously entertained this scenario as the most probable one?
I have and luckily I'm in a situation where I will be okay. Nevertheless I have faith in what I bring into the table, in diversity hiring and my own abilities to preform.
EDIT: regardless of that, I will be gunning very very hard for biglaw in every possible avenue ( i.e I am going in thinking that the fact that I'll be okay if I don't get it does not even exist. Fact to that is that I am still taking on all the loans and everything needed to finance LS)
I understand that, but realize that everyone in your class will also have faith in what they "bring to the table" and they'll all be just as smart, if not smarter than you. It seems like you have some serious special snowflake syndrome going on here. What do you mean by "you'll be okay" if you end up hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt with no job or with a 40k/yr job where you're barely able to pay the interest that accumulates on the principal? Again, this is the most probable scenario, and it just seems like you are not acknowledging this. Everyone will be gunning "very very hard" for biglaw, not just you, and statistically speaking, you are twice as likely to be unemployed than you are to get biglaw.