cinephile wrote:No, it's really not. This person doesn't have an LSAT score yet, so she(?) doesn't know where she's going. Most people don't do well enough on the LSAT to get into Columbia or Chicago, let alone to get a full ride. Let's say you got a full-ride to your flagship state school, a solid TI. In most cases, that wouldn't be worth the $125k of debt. If there are more details like an LSAT score, obviously that changes things, but without that, assuming that she is merely an above average but not exceptional scorer, then it wouldn't be worth it.
But it's equally silly to imply that it's not worth it, without an LSAT score on the table. You implied that in any situation, the addition of $50k of undergraduate debt makes law school not worth it. I would argue that there are plenty of situations in which it would be just fine. Rather than wax poetic about all the ways in which it wouldn't work out, why not outline some ways in which it would?