pancakes3 wrote:ANGRYBALLCOACH wrote:I've been a lurker on here for a while and figured I'd finally make an account...
Here is my situation:
152 LSAT (retaking obvi)
NYC resident so the room and board s̶c̶a̶m̶ isn't an issue
NOT looking for Big Law
Obviously NYU and Columbia ain't happening.
I refuse to pay sticker anywhere, student loans are predatory practice and I refuse to be a victim; personally I rather break concrete for a living (debt free) than owe $180,000+ on a high interest loan that survives bankruptcy.
So I have limited my (realistic) options to the local lower tier schools.
Are they as bad as people say?
Is it a realistic career goal to go to NYLS/Brooklyn/Car-"Bozo" (on significant scholarship) or just pay sticker at CUNY; in order to pursue a career in "small law": aka Real Estate, ADA, Bankruptcy, civil suits, etc.
Edit- will only attend listed schools if given decent scholarship package
3) when you look at the employment numbers of students that come out of lower ranked schools, debit is a huge concern but servicing that debt may be an even bigger concern. $20k in loans is still $20k in loans. you need a job to pay those off. for small law, you're not marketable until you pass the bar, and who knows when that would be. it's definitely until October-ish. So from when you attend school in August of year 1 until October of year 4, you are completely unemployed plus however long it takes to find a job. It's scary, man. go read the Vale.
"Completely unemployed"? Is there a magic fairy that keeps you from working after you've taken the Bar to October? Do you have some sort of seasonal disability that pops up and prevents you from being employed? You have some type of fall allergy to working that goes until at least October? Harry Potter cast a spell on you so you can't stop reading the Vale from 9-5, get off your ass, and work?
If it's really "so scary", then go get a job. Any job. Even a *gasp* non-lawyer job . Get some income. If not, then it's obviously not "scary" enough for you.