Gatriel wrote:I have both a bachelors and masters in accounting. I turned down $53k + $8k signing bonus at one of the big 4 to come to law school.
Unless you go to a TTT/TTTT institution you should be able to get $75k + pretty easily, the trade off is the student loans. Reminisce back to your finance classes get out your BAII+ and hit up the TVM solver, and you realize very quickly that short term -- Accounting is definitely full of win, especially with a CPA. Look 15 years down the road, LS is the place to be. J
No offense, but you sound like someone who had their parent's dollar helping them out a bit. Most people would not get a master's degree in accounting and then go into law like it was nothing. Did your TVM solver point out how dumb the decision was to get the MACC degree for something you'll never do? You wasted a year of potential big law salary at a young point in your career. I mean, financially dumb. You didn't just lose the tuition and a year of salary, but also 40 years of ROI on that extra year of working. Nice financial analysis.
I think working a couple years can only make you a better law student and improve your admissions prospects. It's good for personal reasons as well. Financially I would agree that it is smarter to go to law school right away if you're going to a good one, even though you'll be financing every cup of Starbucks you buy for the next three years basically (unless you're suckling off mommy's teat still).