I truly believe that being meanspirited would be to NOT tell sahrunner how dumb his plans are. i don't particularly feel like standing idly by why naive young adults go into astronomical debt that follows them their entire lives.
Keno, you also said that too many people on here take a dump on anyones dreams if they don't involve T14 law. I totally agree with you, and that mentality is both destructive and wrong. However, I was not attacking sahrunner for not going to a T14 law school. Rather, I was attacking him for making decisions as IF he was already OUT of a T14 law school, when in reality he is not even accepted to a tier three school as of now. Making lif decisions based on misguided thinking such as "I'm sure I will make 100K a year straight out of Law School, so living in Manhattan should be a breeze!" is destructive like you wouldn't believe.
Lets put this in perspective (again)...
Most likely I AM NOT going to NYLS... I was considering applying there as an absolute "safety" school. I understand just by knowing its a 3rd tier school very few grads will have firm jobs at all. My gpa isnt great by any means, but my expected lsat should be above average and I believe i have a fine shot at a tier 2 or even some of the loer tier 1 schools (especially through pt enrollment options).
With housing, to quote the previous post on this page.. a 1 bedroom (OR STUDIO) isnt a million dollars, although expensive can be done... I understand it is expensive, but it can be done.
In reality with law school options... the pt summer entry option at Cardozo, pt at brooklyn, maybe pt at fordham, are my hopes for nyc schools... if not then possibly northeastern, pitt, syracuse, or seton hall for other places.
I dont expect to make 100k+ a year out of law school, if it happens then great, but i would like to work for some sort of firm. Hoping for any firm job i dont think is unreasonable. Considering most likely i will be coming out of a tier 2 school thats not a far off reality. This is not the expectation that i would have if i ended up at nyls (which most likely wont happen, but if it comes to tier 3 schools its not bad in that list).
maybe that can clarify some things for this discussion.