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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Second Thoughts.
« on: May 17, 2009, 02:07:19 AM »
After sinking a lot of time, effort and money into the LSAT, applications, visiting schools, and getting accepted to a school with a very generous scholarship, I am finding myself having second thoughts about going through with actually attending this fall.

I've gone so far as to narrow my choice down to a single school, paid my seat deposit, and have been registered for classes in the fall. I am already getting welcome information from said school.

However, as I consider all of the implications of actually leaving my current job, I find myself increasingly uneasy and I am reconsidering this entire ordeal. While my tuition would be virtually free, there is the matter of losing income for 3 years and having to take out student loans to cover living expenses for my family while I attend school.

Not to mention, the economy is horrible right now and there are no guarantees that the legal market will be booming in 3 years. I am considering continuing in my current job and getting my Masters Degree (which I could do via distance learning.)

What are the consequences of withdrawing after one has gone this far? Would this scratch me in the future at this particular school if I decide to reapply? Has anyone else had second thoughts after going this far into the process? If so, how did you ultimately make your final decision?

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