whymeohgodno wrote:digitalcntrl wrote:whymeohgodno wrote:digitalcntrl wrote:
I think bigger issue is that everything else out there is even shittier. As Mystal said, LS appears to be a 3 year fallout shelter.
There are many jobs out there that don't require 3 years + 160k in debt that pays as well as if not better than what many law school grads are making.
Having 160k in debt with a J.D and no job is far worse than being out of college and unemployed without a J.D and no debt.
1) That presumes that incoming LS students could get those jobs. (I presume most students these days go to LS to avoid a horrible job market as opposed to trying for bigger and better careers).
2) LS is a shot at good/better pay (with a certain opportunity cost), compared with unemployment and depression, people naturally choose the former (to at least do something with their lives).
This all depends on your LSAT/GPA.
That's the thing though, the LSAT is a chance to balance out the errs committed in former years. If you have a 2.5 GPA, well you're screwed for grad school by most accounts...
But, if you can manage a 2.5GPA with a 175 LSAT, then heck, better job prospects anyways.