patricksouthern wrote:Just got an email indicating my application is now in review. Status checker agrees. Hope to hear some good news in the coming weeks!
re: taking on debt
I think this is a really personal Q that is compiled by so many factors like what are you bringing in, how "scared' of debt and how confident you are for having the ability to repay it (yes, I know this against TLS methodology where you have to assume you're going to be either median or not) and your career aspiration. I am going to start school next year with a clear indication that is two fold: One is that I HAVE TO DO BIG LAW in order to repay the money. Two is that I want to do biglaw, and that's something I was interested in doing well before starting the process. If your aspirations are different and you're more PI oriented, or dont even know you want to practice law or work in a traditional law firm than yes, you should be much more debt adverse. The bottom line is that LS is an expensive venture, it was and always will be. And most people pay sticker, even to TTTs and below, and many people choose to pay sticker to attend a better school that will give them better opportunities. The TLS methodology is mostly very good. But every situation is different. For the most part, the recommendations here are set for the traditional 20 some applicants who can afford to take a year off and just retake until they get what they need (and I have no interest into taking the thread in that direction) W&L, if played well can give you great opportunities. I know that in TLS sphere a school ranked 26 is like a dead zone. In the real world many many people would love to get the opportunity to go there or school similar to it (sorry for the length)