For my own curiousity, what is more important to you... your kids or making a name for yourself? If it's the later maybe you better skip on the kids.
Honestly I would rather be able to have the finances and the name to fall back on. I live in NYC and realisticly I want my kids to be provided for so I am not willing to start a family with debt that could have been a downpayment on a larger apartment or a house in westchester for my kids. I am thinking about my children they deserve to go to good schools just like I did. (elementary and Highschool)Just from what I have seen ADA's go through I am not willing to take a job where I cant even make a dent in my loans my first three years working there. How would you explain your 100k debt you husbands (significant other law student as well) 100k debt and then trying to save for a house get a family car and starting your childs savings account for college that would probally leave my kids eating peanut butter and jelly until they are at least 15 on atight budget if my husband does not make 300k a year. Catholic school and private schools are not cheap in NYC. That is a reality for big city law students competition is high and if your name is not known by 35 good luck going back for a job at 40 in big law no offense I could be wrong but alot of my lawyer friends have told me I will need to sacrifice and it appears to be true. No hard feelings just had to show you my side on this