somewhereclassof2021 wrote:blerggggg wrote:somewhereclassof2021 wrote:blerggggg wrote:If you wanna live in dc so bad just go apply for a paralegal position and live in dc. While you’re at it, retake the lsat to make law school cheaper. Going into debt just to live in dc makes no sense. I lived in dc for a couple years and this “I’ll go into six figure debt for dc” makes no sense to me: the food sucks, the metro is worse, and the people are bland. But you do you.
Retaking the LSAT is definitely something I want to do. My fear right now comes down to my undergraduate loans which are about to come calling, since I am now a graduate. I took three tests and scored far below my practice scores on each one. I was so exhausted after the third (and the rule was still as such) that I didn't think about taking another. Now, with the rule change, it is tempting. I worry that a couple extra points still won't be enough to get past my super-shit GPA. Mostly I worry about how to make payments.
Where are you living that you find better food than in D.C.? I know people are going to take this way too seriously, but having access to diverse ethnic foods is a serious lifestyle consideration of mine.
Also, it is definitely possible that I am one of those bland people, which is what makes it appealing. I don't know how I'd be able to tell.
Thank you very much for reading and for taking the time to respond. Obviously, I will "do me" but it is really fucking helpful to hear from people who are not laymen or lawyers decades separated from the experience of choosing a school.
Okay I hear you on the loan situation but deferring your loans just to take on more loans isn’t the only solution. If I were you, I would try to find a job in dc to pay off the loans. Even just paying the monthly minimum is better than taking out more loans for GW. While you’re working, keep studying for the LSAT! It is the worst thing ever but even gaining a couple points could result in a lot of money, which will benefit your debt burden later. You can do it, just be persistent, don’t take out more loans just to avoid paying off your loans.
Frankly, I’m just not a fan of the dc food scene but maybe I’m a brat. There’s a lot of good Ethiopian food. But frankly that’s about it. NW DC food < any other quadrant. Although most of the Jose andres places are delicious
I loved DC when I first moved there but it’s draining to live in. However, you might like it better than I do; everyone has their own opinion.
Yes, the Ethiopian is my go-to! Regarding everything else, you are completely right about deferring just to get more loans - god, what a situation. Any chance you would mind telling me where you are now? As for the LSAT, you're right, persistence is key. I have spent so long on this damn test... now that my goals are smashed to pieces, any opinion on taking a full-ride to a T50-100?
Ooo you should check out lalibella and dukem, both have amazing eithopian food.
Hmm that’s a good question. Assuming you get a good scholarship and cost of attendance is low, UMD wouldn’t be a horrible option. I’ve heard horror stories about American so I wouldn’t recommend it. UDC is weird because it can be really cheap but employment opportunities are weary; I do know a couple success stories though. If you are an ethnic minority, consider Howard. Their employment numbers go over their ranking because of their brand (but don’t be that white person who goes to Howard).