Well, I don't have any student loan from pharmacy school so I'm not taking on additional debt per se.
Even if I did, I'm sure there are many people who have student loans from their UG that are similar to average PharmD grad so I don't see why it's such a crazy move for PharmDs to attend law school.
It's not like I'm wasting my PharmD. I'm still working as a pharmacist while attending law school PT and I'm planning to pursue pharmacy/pharmaceutical related legal field once I graduate.
In worst case scenario, I always have 140k/yr pharmacist job to fall back on if my law school plan fails. Not as good as "big law" but I think it's a decent back up plan.
My decision to attend law school was not an easy one. I actually asked Fordham if I can defer a year (due to family/economic reasons... and I still thank Dean Brown for granting it.) and during my deferment, I gave a second thought about the whole law school plan. I had a stable and well paying job without any debt and felt like I might well as settle down (I'm 30 yrs old) like my pharmacy school colleagues... but decided that this is what I wanted to do and I think I would've regretted if I did not choose law school (or Fordham for that matter).
Again, I don't know whether I'll become a lawyer who knows a lot about pharmaceuticals or a pharmacist who knows a lot about law. I prefer to be the former and will do my best to achieve that goal but it's not the end of the world if I have to go back to pharmacy profession.
If you guys ever see an independent pharmacy with the sign "FREE legal counseling with each prescription filled!" in NYC/NJ in the future, that's probably me being the latter. Haha.