MTal wrote:cowgirl_bebop wrote:MTal wrote:StrictlyLiable wrote:Sorry, but it doesn't really serve your intended purpose of discouraging me.
Of course not. You're a unique snowflake for whom things will work out differently.
Im with StrictlyLiable.
Who knows what the job market will be like in 2014 when I get out of law school? It might be better, or it might be worse. But its a risk Im willing to take. One sob story about a guy who cannot find a job, even at a good school, is surely not enough to derail my career plans. Everyone knows that you are not promised a job upon graduation. If you go into law school thinking that you are, then you are in for a RUDE awakening after 3 years.
So you're willing to gamble over 100k on the off chance that things will be different in 3 years? If you miss the biglaw boat, your chances of getting a job which will enable you to pay off loans within a reasonable amount of time are minimal.
You are assuming that I will be taking on 100K in debt, while I have no intention of doing anything of the sort. And yes, I AM willing to gamble 3 years of my life. If it pays off, the rewards will be well worth it. Im a finance major, so WORST case scenario I go to work for some investment bank like I had planned before I decided to go to law school. I know all about risk analysis, and Im used to trying to time the market. Its a choice I made a long time ago, and its a choice Im going to stick to.
If you are so adverse to going to law school and taking that chance, Im wondering why you are on a site for people thinking about/attending law school in the first place. You dont seem to keen on the idea.