Do not pay 300k to have my life

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Do not pay 300k to have my life

Postby Desert Fox » Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:40 pm

This fucking sucks. Not worth it at all. Go to silcon valley u nerds.

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Re: Do not pay 300k to have my life

Postby chem! » Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:44 pm

I wasn't going to pay $300k, but I still left law school. Listen to the man, prospective law students. Think long and hard about your decision to go to law school.

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Re: Do not pay 300k to have my life

Postby utahraptor » Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:47 pm

would you have gone for free?

if not free, how much money would someone have to give you to go to law school/become a lawyer, knowing what you know now

just wondering

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Re: Do not pay 300k to have my life

Postby TheodoreKGB » Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:48 pm

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Re: Do not pay 300k to have my life

Postby Desert Fox » Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:50 pm

utahraptor wrote:would you have gone for free?

if not free, how much money would someone have to give you to go to law school/become a lawyer, knowing what you know now

just wondering


I wouldn't go for free, but it's not as bad of a choice. You can cop some decent legal jobs if you have nodebt. But you are still a broke ass middle middle class bro. Any job that pays a lot sucks.

If I'm going to make 75k, I'd rather be an engineer.

If I was some art history major, it's probably not a terrible deal with NO DEBT.

But no debt requires mommy and daddy to pay roughly 70-100k in living expenses.

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Re: Do not pay 300k to have my life

Postby downbeat14 » Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:51 pm

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Re: Do not pay 300k to have my life

Postby utahraptor » Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:54 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
utahraptor wrote:would you have gone for free?

if not free, how much money would someone have to give you to go to law school/become a lawyer, knowing what you know now

just wondering


I wouldn't go for free, but it's not as bad of a choice. You can cop some decent legal jobs if you have nodebt. But you are still a broke ass middle middle class bro. Any job that pays a lot sucks.

If I'm going to make 75k, I'd rather be an engineer.

If I was some art history major, it's probably not a terrible deal with NO DEBT.

But no debt requires mommy and daddy to pay roughly 70-100k in living expenses.


makes sense/I understand what you're saying

hopefully things will be better for you a few years down the line/once you pay off the debt and can escape

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Re: Do not pay 300k to have my life

Postby fats provolone » Mon Jan 05, 2015 1:00 pm

yea by your mid-40s when you've finally righted the ship you'll be ready for full-on "i earned it" boomerdom

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Re: Do not pay 300k to have my life

Postby utahraptor » Mon Jan 05, 2015 1:01 pm

fats provolone wrote:yea by your mid-40s when you've finally righted the ship you'll be ready for full-on "i earned it" boomerdom

maybe boomerdom is what happens when you escape thoughts of books and how to read them

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Re: Do not pay 300k to have my life

Postby Desert Fox » Mon Jan 05, 2015 1:04 pm

our boomerdome will be strong. The late era millenials are certified nutbags. I bet they'll be putting trigger warnings and their pronouns on their resumes by 2017.

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Re: Do not pay 300k to have my life

Postby sesto elemento » Mon Jan 05, 2015 2:18 pm

So with a 75-100k price tag, you still wouldn't go to law school, why is that?
Is it because you still need biglaw to service that debt and working in big law sucks?
Or even with that price tag + no big law + decent legal job = mid class bro, which you could have done w/o law school.

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Re: Do not pay 300k to have my life

Postby bl1nds1ght » Mon Jan 05, 2015 2:19 pm

Seems like the theme here is to do it without debt so you aren't beholden to the money.

Although it still sounds like you hate the job itself.
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Re: Do not pay 300k to have my life

Postby Desert Fox » Mon Jan 05, 2015 2:19 pm

sesto elemento wrote:So with a 75-100k price tag, you still wouldn't go to law school, why is that?
Is it because you still need biglaw to service that debt and working in big law sucks?
Or even with that price tag + no big law + decent legal job = mid class bro, which you could have done w/o law school.


You either need to do big law, which fucking sucks, or you are still middle or lower middle class working some generic legal job. Which aren't even stable. I'd rather be a rando corporate monkey.

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Re: Do not pay 300k to have my life

Postby sublime » Mon Jan 05, 2015 2:20 pm

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Re: Do not pay 300k to have my life

Postby Desert Fox » Mon Jan 05, 2015 2:21 pm

bl1nds1ght wrote:Seems like the theme here is to do it without debt so you aren't beholden to the money.

Although it still sounds like you hate it.


I'm sure it still sucks.

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Re: Do not pay 300k to have my life

Postby bl1nds1ght » Mon Jan 05, 2015 2:22 pm

FWIW I really appreciate your honesty and I'm sorry you're unhappy.

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Re: Do not pay 300k to have my life

Postby Fed_Atty » Mon Jan 05, 2015 2:41 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
But no debt requires mommy and daddy to pay roughly 70-100k in living expenses.


Or you go part time while working.

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Re: Do not pay 300k to have my life

Postby banjo » Mon Jan 05, 2015 3:45 pm

What kind of jobs would you have looked at if you had no debt?

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Re: Do not pay 300k to have my life

Postby AreJay711 » Mon Jan 05, 2015 3:57 pm

Meh. I like being a lawyer.

But I have no idea what the fuck I paid for. I'm just now getting over the harm to my self-discipline caused by 3 years of dicking around until exam time, drinking away my loan money, and scrambling hard exam time. I guess I learned some shit, but not $60k a year worth.

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Re: Do not pay 300k to have my life

Postby ExBiglawAssociate » Wed Jan 14, 2015 11:41 pm

downbeat14 wrote:
utahraptor wrote:would you have gone for free?


giving up three of the best years of your life (while you're not old/decrepit) =/= free

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Re: Do not pay 300k to have my life

Postby First Offense » Thu Jan 15, 2015 1:19 am

Curious DF - how many hours would you say you work a day/week? Not billed, worked.

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Re: Do not pay 300k to have my life

Postby MarkinKansasCity » Thu Jan 15, 2015 1:40 am

First Offense wrote:Curious DF - how many hours would you say you work a day/week? Not billed, worked.

Billed 70
Worked 40
TLSed 30

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Re: Do not pay 300k to have my life

Postby El Principe » Thu Jan 15, 2015 1:42 am

AreJay711 wrote:Meh. I like being a lawyer.

But I have no idea what the fuck I paid for. I'm just now getting over the harm to my self-discipline caused by 3 years of dicking around until exam time, drinking away my loan money, and scrambling hard exam time. I guess I learned some shit, but not $60k a year worth.


If it wasn't for the different avy and the 60K a year part, I'd probably have figured I messed around, got drunk and posted this last semester.

Glad I'm not the only one living life on the edge.

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Re: Do not pay 300k to have my life

Postby ditch digger » Thu Jan 15, 2015 2:04 am

I'm not working big law, but I also find that a part of me dies on the inside each day I go to work. This is mostly due to the fact that I'm studying for the bar exam in another jurisdiction. It will get better after a year, right?

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Re: Do not pay 300k to have my life

Postby dabigchina » Thu Jan 15, 2015 2:09 am

It could be worse.

You could be billing 2.2k hrs a year ticking and tying financial statements while making 80k like me.




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