Malcolm1991 wrote:I agree with pretty much everything that has been said and I appreciate the honest feedback. In the midst of putting everything into these final, I'm also trying to figure out a plan moving forward. If what was said in one of the previous post is correct that a JD likely wouldn't be worth 200K no matter what type of grades/job I received, then I don't really know where that leaves me. In the short term I agree that all I can do is work extremely hard for finals and do everything I can to improve, in a macro long-term view it feels like I'm driving towards a dead end or even an edge of a cliff. How am I supposed to be comfortable and not think about the fact that it is very possible IF I can actually find away to make it through with average grades at best, that I will likely be starting out at 50K or less with that amount of debt? To anybody out there who finished with or will finish with 200k+ in loans with grades that are/were average to below average, how are you not letting that affect your thoughts in the present and if you've already finished how did you manage the situation?
This exercise in cost-benefit analysis is futile at this point. I did the same thing during first semester for a few days, but was looking at half the debt and I'm at UT. In short, you should have engaged in this honest assessment last November and decided to retake, not attend, etc. Doing this now is counterproductive in every way imaginable. Cram, cram, cram and then take your exams. If you're not substantially above median or independently wealthy, then bail on law school. It seems that this is what you want to hear.