sgtgrumbles wrote:Of the people you know who are doing public interest work, have any paid full price intending to fall back on LRAP? I realize that's a sensitive topic and may not come up in casual conversation, but I'd appreciate any insight you might have. I received $54k from Michigan and wonder if it's completely crazy to pass that up to do PI at NYU at (presumably) sticker. I'd prefer NYU for its job prospects, PI resources, faculty, and centers and journals, but I don't want to drown it debt, though FWIW I've lived in NYC for the last two years on a salary of under $40k.
I have a 2L classmate who didn't go through OCI, and is only interested in federal/political work. I can't be 100% certain of her financial status, but I am reasonably sure she's paying sticker and counting on LRAP.