f0bolous wrote:Going to echo a lot of the sentiments expressed ITT. I don't regret it now because everything ultimately worked out (knock on wood), but the past 2.5 years have taken a huge emotional and psychological toll. If I knew as a 0L what the legal market/employment was really like, I probably would have just stuck with my old job. I hated it, but at least I'd still be making money instead of taking on a decent amount of debt.
Bolded is so true. I'm excited about doing biglaw after graduation and limited school debt to $60k. My wife and family are proud of me, but I don't feel a sense of accomplishment about law school. It's been so stressful I'm just relieved that things have worked out thus far.
Same boat at on the former job. It was a boring office job, but the pay was really good and most weeks I worked about 35 hours/week. I didn't really know how good I had it.