whuts4lunch wrote:ToTransferOrNot wrote:To lunch's last post: lol, ok. Good luck with that. That's the type of ridiculous presumption that gets people burned (for every one successful person in the areas you are looking at, there are piles of people barely managing to get by). But again, you have the benefit of not staring down significant debt if your gamble turns out to be wrong.
If I'm wrong, I go back to earning what I was making before, and I got a great education in the mean time. As much as people hate to admit it, a lot is offered and taught in law school that is very valuable for business and not just practicing law.
I focused all three years on the most "practical" classes/clinics/etc. I could find. None of it was at all helpful for business in general. This is another assumption people make that is flat-out wrong.
And if you're wrong, you had a lot of lost opportunity cost in the years you "took off" (apparently not just the three of law school, but also the 3-5 in private practice). You have luxuries there others do not.