pixleprincess wrote:I'm not retaking, and I'm of perfectly sound mind and happy with this decision. If I went to the trouble of explaining why retake/reapply doesnt apply to me, folks would stfu ... But it's personal, and irrelevant anyway.
If I had a nickel... I can't tell you how many people have said that they can't retake because of some special personal reason that no one else would understand. In 99% of cases, when they reveal the reason, it's a stupid reason. Retaking is far cheaper, easier, and less stressful than law school.
pixleprincess wrote:I guess I'm looking for more people who've loved law school... I personally know several.
I'm already enjoying law school and I haven't even started yet. (wooo, NU ASW!) But you don't go to law school to have fun. I can have a lot more fun with $200k than law school. You go to law school to get a job, presumably as a lawyer. Therefore, decisions on where to attend should be made solely on the job prospects v. debt load balance until you're choosing between peer schools. Maybe if half the schools shut down and legal hiring gets back up to pre-crash levels you can choose whichever school is most fun, but not ITE.
pixleprincess wrote:Also, in a very general way- we can't control the job market or the substance of the work we'll have to do, just how much effort we put into it and our attitude toward it.
LOLOLOL This is exactly why TLS advises people to retake. Very few aspects of legal hiring are within your control. Even grades are out of your control to a certain extent. You LSAT score is one of the few things that is entirely within your control. Retaking the LSAT to get into a school with better prospects or a lower debt load is one of the easiest and most direct things you can do to dramatically improve your job prospects.
pixleprincess wrote:I think if my outlook mirrored this site's id never be able to commit to three years of law school in the first place.
Then maybe you shouldn't go? I'm a pretty cynical dude and my outlook probably prevented me from going to law school or something similar when I graduated from college. Waiting to go to law school was one of the best decisions I've ever made. Without my cynicism, I wouldn't have found out about the horrible state of the legal market and I'd likely be on track to staring down massive debt, a near complete inability to get a desirable job in my target market, and I wouldn't have found my life's passion. Instead, I'm taking a much, much lower (though still fairly high) risk by attending Northwestern and have a decent shot at a great job that will also allow me to pursue my passion, thanks in large part to this site and our shared cynicism.
But if you want to blind yourself to the realities of law school, be my guest. Are you a K-JD, by chance?