chrisbru wrote:feralinfant wrote:chrisbru wrote:0808millerd wrote:I am pulling in anywhere between 50 and 60 a week with some weeks being more and the compensation isn't as luxurious as you may think. I would probably take Loyola-Chicago over Iowa for the reasons you stated, but having an acceptance to Iowa would A) be a great option and B) potential help in pulling scholarship money from other lower ranked schools (i.e.- Loyola).
How much do you expect to be making as an attorney? $25/hour is considered high at this point (for internships), and anyone making over $60k a year after graduation is pretty excited as far as I've seen.
Not trying to be negative here, just making sure people know what they are getting into. I left a $50k a year job for the very real possibility of making that same amount with $80k in student loans and 3 years of wages lost.
these are fair warnings but poster mentioned he works at a nice law firm and has the opportunity to go back which possibly makes this a reasonable investment. also just a heads up that this isn't the thread for warnings about law school in general. you might make a mod cranky if you're not careful.
Yeah, I was referring to Iowa specifically and the ability to get back to Chicago with an Iowa law degree.
Chris is absolutely right about law and Chicago. You are better off staying a paralegal and not taking on the debt and just working overtime than you are going to law school. In fact, I know a lot of people who would gladly take $25 an hour as a paralegal who are now graduating from law school. If you have a law degree people will not hire you to be a paralegal. Although it is anecdotal, I have plenty of T-14 friends who are now unemployed or are working for less than $25 in Chicago / Major Metro markets. Avoid the debt.