« on: March 15, 2009, 11:50:20 AM »
I'm operating under two conditions currently:
a. I would love to work in D.C. but this is not completely necessary for my future contentment.
b. Not living in the South is.
Now I find myself in a dilemma...American is the best school (rankings wise) to which I've been accepted. I would LOVE to go there but I only got into the part time program and I'm assuming I will not be receiving any scholarships...and I have literally zero dollars in savings and only about $400 in my checking account lol.
I could go to Ole Miss for free.
I have accepted the reality that a JD from the University of Mississippi will land me in...surprise, surprise...Mississippi. I struggled to accept this reality for months. I kept telling myself that there must be SOME lawyers in DC, Boston, NY, Chicago, Philly, or some cool city that went to Ole Miss..and I'm sure there are SOME...but it is what it is.
I know that I could transfer into the FT division next year if I do well and that many people find themselves in 150k debt but I just want to be reassured that this isn't a COMPLETELY stupid decision.
ps, I also know that American isn't t-14..nor is it t-25. I realize that it isn't a ticket to good jobs like HYS. That's why I'm asking this question. So don't patronize me, haha.