Even if your school's median salary stretches into six figures, don't take on more than $100,000 of total educational debt (again, include all degrees), unless you attend a law school with a fabulous loan repayment plan. Fabulous plans provide repayment assistance for private jobs as well as government or public service ones; they act as income insurance for graduates. Unless you have that type of insurance, six-figure debt is too much to carry at the beginning of a career. The debt will hobble your life choices more than law school will expand them.
Do you agree?
As a splitter, I will probably have to take on >$100k in debt at my state school (UT), if accepted. Doesn't the average student at a T14 take on at least this much? Do all T14 schools have "fabulous LRAPs"?
I know we are all agreed that a TTT at sticker is a bad idea, but even a T20 school with a scholarship will often leave you with >$100k in debt.