« on: May 31, 2009, 01:40:55 AM »
I am a non traditional student as well. However, for me I have always wanted to be a lawyer. I even participated in teen court for two years as a teenager. There are a few realizations that I had to come to terms with. Yes it is very expensive to go to law school. Yes I will have a huge debt because I did not score terribly well on the LSAT. Yes I will be attending a T4. And yes my starting salary may be between 30k-60k. With that said, this is still something that I have always wanted to do. If it were another career, such as banking, doctor, police officer, or anything else then I am sure that I would be pursuing that at all cost. In my opinion it is pure nuts to go to law school with everything stacked against you UNLESS this is a career that you have wanted to do. Otherwise you might find yourself in a career, debt ridden, and worst of all miserable. For me the pro (me being an attorney) far outweighs the con (debt) that law school will bring. So if this is truely something you want to do then there should not be anything or anyone to persuade you otherwise.