AAJD2B wrote: okaygo wrote:
AAJD2B wrote:I'm BIGLAW focused and still scared shitless of the debt. My cap is 150k in student loan debt. If I can have a firm placement both my 1L and 2L summers, I can help mitigate debt. I intend to live cheaply in law school.
That said, I still need to find money to start law school for the moving, books and buying a laptop. To save on costs, I won't be bringing a car. For food, I will try and eat at receptions.
There is so much financial planning g that goes into this process. It can be so daunting. No wonder there are less of us in law school.
Exactly, to everything that you're saying here. It's all such a daunting task. It legitimately stresses me out.
I know you're heavily considering Cornell. You won't need a car in Ithaca?
I spoke to three black students from Cornell who raved about it, so yes, it's a top choice for me. Just waiting on the $$$$.
Two of those students don't have a car and said I can get around by bus without it. In my first year, the bus pass is free and the nearest shopping area is accessible by bus. Can't beat that!
I am with you on all these points. I am selling my car, too! It will lessen the distractions and save me some cash on insurance.
And at law school there is always food.... ALWAYS. It's just everywhere, so your day should be covered with meals and even sometimes firms have night time events so you can get dinner.
I am so scared of just the "start up costs" I hope that they disburse the money well ahead of time so I can use some for housing and moving.
Also, Some people have "jobs" 2L/3L year like during the semester so that's a way to get easy side cash. I know a girl who just calls alumni to thank them for money for 10-15 hours a week and gets like $12/hr plus food.
We can do this! We have come tooo far to be scared now.