« on: April 09, 2009, 07:57:57 PM »
If you are looking for empathy, I am right there with you. I am in Law School to make money. And been feeling really crappy the last couple months. And I am in the top third but not in the top 10% where I wanted to be at this point. I was in the entertainment business making 70-80k a year and I seriously worry about making much less than that getting out.
But I think if you take the longer view, you will likely come out ahead. I am at a much lower school than you are, but even graduates from here can make A LOT. One of the things I am coming to realize is, if you really care about making money, you need to start a solo practice. (Keep everything you produce, keep overhead low and take advantage of the tax breaks) So maybe change your focus. Look to getting good mentors and maybe a solid job working in a small office with the eye on going solo three or four years down the line.
I am sure with your background, some good contacts, and a bit of hustle... you can double the 80k.
It seems to me you need to just take a step back and relax a bit. You already have one year in, the other two will come and go quick enough.