scammedhard wrote:kwais wrote:I must say I don't get this shit. This whole "giving up 3 years of income" BS. What do you want to DO with your life? If you want to be a lawyer, I seriously doubt that at 45, after 20 years of practice, you will be saying "shit, if only I had made that 70k 20 years ago"
Life is long bro, NOTHING has passed you by at 26. Anyone who tells you otherwise is a pussy. The only question you should be asking yourself is do you want to be an attorney. I yes, go to law school, if not, don't. But don't make any decisions based on the next three years of potential earnings.
Only the next three years? Going to law school (or not) impacts one's career prospects for the remainder of one's career, not just three years. I think that is the main issue here.
Understood, but OP seems to believe that he/she will graduate with no debt, meaning that their job prospects will only improve and there will be no biglaw or screwed situation. When someone takes on 200k debt, thereby narrowing the reasonable range of post-grad options, then the job prospects issue is far more important. So again, I say that the only question is whether OP wants to be a lawyer, not whether they are negatively affecting their consulting career