You're worried about the debt tying you down because you're young and you think there are wonderful things out there in the world to see and explore. This feeling will eventually pass.
Don't go to law school right now. Enjoy childhood for awhile longer. Eventually the possibilities in your life will contract, you'll realize that you're no different than your parents or for that matter anyone else that has ever lived. You'll realize you're not destined to do great things and that like everyone else the only lasting impact you'll ever have on the world is the couple of kids you'll pop out.
Once you realize that, you'll be ready for law school.
Even though I've already had this happen, and am happy with where I am, it is still insanely depressing to see it written out. Thanks rayiner.
Yeah, at 32, and beginning law school this fall, I can tell you there is time. I would probably keep traveling if I were you. Law school will be there later. If you're ready to settle in the states after, then your career's inflexibility will be moot.
And you should have good options financially with your stats.
As someone who was 31 when he started, I agree with this 100%. Glad I took some time to figure my life out, and honestly my 30 y/o self was much better able to figure the cost/benefits than my 22 y/o self. Though it would have been great to hit the job market during the boom time I think I always would have regretted not enjoying my youth a bit.