IAFG wrote:Is there any chance you're feeling depressed about what happened this summer, and it's coloring your opinion of law generally?
This seems true. As someone who is trying to extract himself from the TLS/ATL/ITLSS echo chamber of regret so that I can be as effective as possible (and at present failing...), I would just say, FWIIW, that most objective observers, I would think...say, your parents, your siblings, your professors who care about you...would suggest that you're 1 year away from a T14 law degree...you'd better take it. Or else you're right back where you were 3 years ago. Is that fallacious? Not really. There is no clear "you're fucked" here. The sunk cost fallacy doesn't kick in. You're gonna have to be a 3L lookin for work in this economy. You could argue that is very good company. Nothin on you.
Another way to look at it: if your life consists of the next 24 months, you might think "I'm fucked." But twenty years from now, and who the hell knows what you'll be doing then...do you think you're going to look back and say "man I am glad I dropped out of my T14 law school with less than a year to go and no better alternatives?" Probably not.