Big Shrimpin wrote:top 15% at T2 after first semester--killself? Dropout? Buckle down?
I think I aged about a decade waiting for grades to be released.
My lesson: One class can tank the ship.
I feel you on the one class part.
#1 - BASE YOUR DECISION ON YOUR PERSONAL FINANCIAL SITUATION
Are you paying sticker? Will you only
accept biglaw? What will your debt be?
If you will be in huge amounts of debt, I think you know the answer cause almost every single post says that bigmoney jobs are very very hard to get ITE (assuming no special circumstances), especially from anything past T14 if you arent the shining star of your year.
Do the math, if it is economically unfeasible for you to continue if you can't get biglaw job, might be smart to cut your losses. Do not assume you will bring up the grades. If you have a scholly, or you will be in tiny debt/you have your own money, fuck it do what you want, if you can find a job THAT YOU ENJOY
reasonably obtainable with top 1/3 of your school, go for it.
The biglaw hysteria is a money issue. Some people are paying out the nose for their education (150k+) and its value is dropping fast.