Plaintiff-Side Law, How Much Debt?

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Plaintiff-Side Law, How Much Debt?

Postby LawTweet » Wed Jun 15, 2016 1:48 pm

Not sure if this is in the write forum but I plan to go into plaintiff-side litigation, not big law and not exactly public interest either. I'd expect to make most of my salary on contingencies.

Given this info, what's a reasonable amount of debt to take on? I assume I wouldn't be eligible for most LRAP programs and thus I'd need to finance my whole education in a somewhat risky financial field. Does that mean I should be prioritizing schools where I can get big scholarships? Is it even worth it to apply to some of the very top schools?

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Re: Plaintiff-Side Law, How Much Debt?

Postby Lincoln » Wed Jun 15, 2016 1:53 pm

I mean, are you hanging a shingle or planning to work for Bernstein Litowitz? It makes a difference.

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Re: Plaintiff-Side Law, How Much Debt?

Postby Nachoo2019 » Wed Jun 15, 2016 1:55 pm

Definitely post this in the "Ask a Law Student" froum

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Re: Plaintiff-Side Law, How Much Debt?

Postby LawTweet » Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:08 pm

Will do. Thanks!



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