Veritas wrote::shock: this is scary. I really don't want to get stuck there.
It's not stuck.
Just one question. How do all you apps think the job market is right now? I came in fully knowing it's not good. Hell, the main reason I decided to really study for the LSAT's was that WSJ article a few years back (when the sector was booming). It's a very competitive market, and it has been even before the market dropped.
That's one of the reasons applications are up, because people are taking shelter in law school for 3 years. It looks like the market has been going up (as opposed to down), but plenty of things are planned out months and months ahead. For instance, OCI, which is in the Fall, was cut back by many places at the beginning of the year.
This is a problem everywhere, and it looks like the class of 2008 got fired, 2009 got deferred, and 2010 doesn't get hired. That is by no means a sum up of Indiana, it is a sum up of most all law schools. I know a guy who finished top 5 (not percent, I think he was number 3 in his class) at my undergrads law school, and as class of 2008 had the $160K job for about 6 months before they fired him.
If you want to go to law school because you are looking for six figures, it far from guaranteed, and you are getting into this for all the wrong reasons. Personally, I wasn't going to not do something I have wanted to do for a decade because when I get out the market won't be as good as I want it to be. I think some of you should really do some research on this problem. Check out abovethelaw.com (who do a layoff report every weekend). This is also one of the reasons Indiana is a good landing place, because they are giving out very large scholarships, while other schools are cutting back on student expenditures. There are too many people with $150,000 debt coming out of school who can't find a job.