AJordan wrote:I have full post 9-11 available, I paid/am paying for my BS with TA and my own money.
I have calculated out retirement to about 20k a year of salary/benefits if I stay until 20 where I am. If I live to an average life expectancy that's about 800k. Is it a super huge mistake to get out and go to law school with my prospects? I'm feeling like it's certainly a gamble, but if I have a solid fallback I'm leaning toward doing it.
I don't think trying to stick it out in your situation is worth it. 20k a year with healthcare is a sweet retirement package, but then you'd be in your 40's trying to make a career change, which presents its own challenges. It's still doable, and maybe even a good option, but not from a financial standpoint.
The advice I received when I was more or less in your shoes was "if you like it, keep doing it, if you don't, get out and find something you do like"
If your at a 165 now, you can be in the 170s. With a 3.2, your in, most likely, at some of the lower T14 and all the regional powerhouses (UT/Vandy etc).