Do You Honestly, Truly, Regret Law School?

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Do You Regret Law School

Yes, completely regret
16
19%
I regret not taking money at a lower-ranked school
7
8%
I regret not getting better grades
19
22%
No regrets at all
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51%
 
Total votes: 86

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Re: Do You Honestly, Truly, Regret Law School?

Postby johnnyutah » Sat Jan 08, 2011 11:06 am

allah6969 wrote:
johnnyutah wrote:I'm above median at t-14, but I regret not taking a full ride at a TTT in order to minimize my debt load.

And by TTT do you mean not T14 or do you seriously mean TTT?

I mean the best school I could have gotten a full ride to. If that means a TTT, then a TTT it is.

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Re: Do You Honestly, Truly, Regret Law School?

Postby Voyager » Sat Jan 08, 2011 11:08 am

I should have gone to business school. Yes, I regret it. Although I suppose everything worked out well, in the end.

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Re: Do You Honestly, Truly, Regret Law School?

Postby northwood » Sat Jan 08, 2011 11:23 am

tagged

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Re: Do You Honestly, Truly, Regret Law School?

Postby Bosque » Sat Jan 08, 2011 11:35 am

northwood wrote:tagged


You know, there is a button for that. You don't have to make a post to tag things.

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Re: Do You Honestly, Truly, Regret Law School?

Postby northwood » Sat Jan 08, 2011 11:37 am

there is, but i accidentally posted something that i would rather not post on a general forum, and rather than put delete or just a . i decided to put tagged.

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Re: Do You Honestly, Truly, Regret Law School?

Postby frost » Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:40 pm

No, but only because OCI worked out for me. I regret not partying harder before law school because I didn't realize how big of a time drain it really is. I also thought that 1L year would be the worst and then it'd just be smooth coasting, but 2L really sucks too. Wish I would have mentally prepared myself better for how damn long 3 years can be.

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Re: Do You Honestly, Truly, Regret Law School?

Postby AP-375 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 12:21 am

So basically, the theme of this thread is that no one will come out and say that law school was a flat out mistake, although there are a number of people who regret choosing love (higher ranked school) over money (scholarship). Very good to know.
Oh, and there is still plenty of speculation that everyone else less fortunate probably regrets it.

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Re: Do You Honestly, Truly, Regret Law School?

Postby mikeman » Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:24 am

Way too many depressing threads on TLS..

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Re: Do You Honestly, Truly, Regret Law School?

Postby AP-375 » Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:54 am

mikeman wrote:Way too many depressing threads on TLS..


Maybe, but I read this and think that all of the negativity is overblown. I view the results of this thread as optimistic.

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Re: Do You Honestly, Truly, Regret Law School?

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Mon Jan 24, 2011 2:21 am

AP-375 wrote:
mikeman wrote:Way too many depressing threads on TLS..


Maybe, but I read this and think that all of the negativity is overblown. I view the results of this thread as optimistic.

Tbf,
3 of the posters in this thread absolutely dominated 1L. You're getting a pretty unrepresentitive sample so far

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Re: Do You Honestly, Truly, Regret Law School?

Postby romothesavior » Mon Jan 24, 2011 3:50 am

Richie Tenenbaum wrote:
AP-375 wrote:
mikeman wrote:Way too many depressing threads on TLS..


Maybe, but I read this and think that all of the negativity is overblown. I view the results of this thread as optimistic.

Tbf,
3 of the posters in this thread absolutely dominated 1L. You're getting a pretty unrepresentitive sample so far

+1. And this pretty much sums up my feelings as well:

Big Shrimpin wrote:I don't regret it at all. I would, however, advise against it in most circumstances.


...although it may be too soon to say I don't regret it. Ask me in two years.

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Re: Do You Honestly, Truly, Regret Law School?

Postby Nanosoft » Mon Jan 24, 2011 3:51 am

Probably a month away from making my final decision about which school I will attend...I can't tell you all how afraid these types of threads make me.

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Re: Do You Honestly, Truly, Regret Law School?

Postby MTal » Mon Jan 24, 2011 4:17 am

Desert Fox wrote:Everyone is smart at my T13. 40% of us will be totally fucking owned by debt with terrible job prospects.

Winning is 65 hour work weeks to pay off all the debt.

It's not a good bet.


So why did you make it in the first place?

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Re: Do You Honestly, Truly, Regret Law School?

Postby 09042014 » Mon Jan 24, 2011 4:19 am

MTal wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:Everyone is smart at my T13. 40% of us will be totally fucking owned by debt with terrible job prospects.

Winning is 65 hour work weeks to pay off all the debt.

It's not a good bet.


So why did you make it in the first place?


Why did you make the bet, except at a TTT?

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Re: Do You Honestly, Truly, Regret Law School?

Postby reasonable_man » Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:50 am

I'm a 2008 TTT grad. I have no regrets about going to law school at all. An expensive undergrad... Now that was just dumb.. But still, all in all, no regrets.

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Re: Do You Honestly, Truly, Regret Law School?

Postby Leira7905 » Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:38 am

reasonable_man wrote:I'm a 2008 TTT grad. I have no regrets about going to law school at all. An expensive undergrad... Now that was just dumb.. But still, all in all, no regrets.


Good to hear something positive for a change! :D

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Re: Do You Honestly, Truly, Regret Law School?

Postby ArchRoark » Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:47 am

reasonable_man wrote:I'm a 2008 TTT grad. I have no regrets about going to law school at all. An expensive undergrad... Now that was just dumb.. But still, all in all, no regrets.


Image

:lol:

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Re: Do You Honestly, Truly, Regret Law School?

Postby BarbellDreams » Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:38 pm

If anything I regret taking on undergrad debt which basically put me in a corner with law school. If undergrad debt was not in the picture I would have taken a TTT in a market I liked and a near fullride over my current T2 with barely any $.

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Re: Do You Honestly, Truly, Regret Law School?

Postby Patriot1208 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:43 pm

BarbellDreams wrote:If anything I regret taking on undergrad debt which basically put me in a corner with law school. If undergrad debt was not in the picture I would have taken a TTT in a market I liked and a near fullride over my current T2 with barely any $.


wut? this reasoning seems..... backwards.

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Re: Do You Honestly, Truly, Regret Law School?

Postby DeeCee » Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:44 pm

BarbellDreams wrote:If anything I regret taking on undergrad debt which basically put me in a corner with law school. If undergrad debt was not in the picture I would have taken a TTT in a market I liked and a near fullride over my current T2 with barely any $.


I always though it was strange that people cared about going to a top undergrad. I went to an in-state undergrad that gave me money. I graduated debt free and although my school is a decent regional school, it was super, super easy, which set me up for an awesome GPA and good grad school prospects.

As a 0L, I hope I do not come to regret law school by throwing myself into (very excessive) debt.
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Re: Do You Honestly, Truly, Regret Law School?

Postby Patriot1208 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:46 pm

DeeCee wrote:I always though it was strange that people cared about going to a top undergrad.


Better out of school job prospects, most people aren't sure about grad school.

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Re: Do You Honestly, Truly, Regret Law School?

Postby 09042014 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:48 pm

Patriot1208 wrote:
DeeCee wrote:I always though it was strange that people cared about going to a top undergrad.


Better out of school job prospects, most people aren't sure about grad school.


Depending on the field and the cost the difference in job prospect can either be very much worth it or a total waste of money.

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Re: Do You Honestly, Truly, Regret Law School?

Postby DeeCee » Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:48 pm

Patriot1208 wrote:
DeeCee wrote:I always though it was strange that people cared about going to a top undergrad.


Better out of school job prospects, most people aren't sure about grad school.


This is true. I'm currently in an MA program, and I knew I always wanted to head into that direction. However, now my MA will probably be useless once I go to LS.

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Re: Do You Honestly, Truly, Regret Law School?

Postby Patriot1208 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:50 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
Patriot1208 wrote:
DeeCee wrote:I always though it was strange that people cared about going to a top undergrad.


Better out of school job prospects, most people aren't sure about grad school.


Depending on the field and the cost the difference in job prospect can either be very much worth it or a total waste of money.


Sure, but there aren't a lot of schools where you can be a medieval studies major and still get a 75k business job through on campus recruiting. Most people aren't sure what they want to do so going to a great school helps you hedge your bets.

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Re: Do You Honestly, Truly, Regret Law School?

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:52 pm

reasonable_man wrote:I'm a 2008 TTT grad. I have no regrets about going to law school at all. An expensive undergrad... Now that was just dumb.. But still, all in all, no regrets.


Definitely have to agree with the statement in bold. If it wasn't for the fact that I met my fiancé in undergrad, I would regret going to a private university whose prestige will mean jackshit once I enroll in LS.




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