thexfactor wrote:snowpeach06 wrote:To me wasting a year of your life and $50k is worse than sucking it up and finishing your degree. By the time you graduate the legal market should be better. Unless your aiming for BigLaw, you should be able to get some sort of legal job. So, if you like law and want to do it as a career, stick with it. Obviously not everyone can be at the top of their class, and yet, the majority of lawyers are not unemployed. So, the logic of top whatever % or drop out only makes sense if you could only possibly be happy working at a top firm.
I have to disagree with this. Even PI jobs are hard to come by. At a time where private hiring is low, most states and federal agencies have hiring freezes. It is going to be very difficult to get any type of legal job if you are below median.
It was a lot different 30 years ago. One of my friend's dad told me that 30 years ago fi you graduate from a t2 in the bottom of your class, you can still get a low paying job working as a lawyer.Today, these firms are overwhelmed with resumes and there is much more competition to get these small law jobs.
Every bit of nay-saying in this whole thread has been true, without even much exaggeration (a rarity for TLS).
But federal debt is very, very forgiving. And while it sucks and is soul-crushing to have to pay that shit off (paying off my $15K in UG debt was miserable for me), your alternative is lifetime of soul-crushing work.
Your debt payments come out the same whether you're $50K in the hole or $150K in the hole when you're washing dishes, constantly on the lookout for that big break that will get you moved up to server.