gnomgnomuch wrote:sfoglia wrote:AtticusRising wrote:In a recent conversation..
Friend: You shouldn't study so hard. You should take time to travel and enjoy Europe.
Me: I work full-time, the LSAT is in 10 1/2 weeks and I want a full ride scholarship.
Friend: Good luck chasing unicorns.
I will find that fucking unicorn.
I KNOW! People that I've talked with are going "Dude, you're going to LS , you'll make BANK, just take out 200K (BEFORE INTEREST) in loans, you'll pay that off real quick." Then when I tell them, I'm not settling for anything lower than a 1/2 scholarship at a t-14, or a full ride to a strong regional they look at me like I'm insane.
Why yes, of course. Why even bother to chase Harvard when Kansas City Regional General Law School will take you? (Made that name up, obviously.)
Every time I say if not a T14 and not with a serious scholarship, I'm not attending, I get the whole, "But I know X who went to TTT school and works as a lawyer now and is making eight billion dollars!" Good for him. But, exceptions are not rules.