« on: March 23, 2008, 10:45:52 AM »
ok let me elaborate on the "poor". i said i was a poor kid from a trailer park- that's all i said abotu that, so yet, its not just about being "poor"- this was my decision- i rather have my entire law school paid for and come out with no debt than start 100+k in the hole. I think thats a "prudent financial decision" by any means. To say otherwise is simply ridiculous. Sure, top 25 will probably have better chance to go "biglaw" but that didn't interest me in the first place. And no, i do not believe being an "elitist" is part of the job description. but that's just me. there is nothing wrong with being humble and nothing wrong with T3 or T4 of even top 100 schools. one of my best friends is at UVA (the school i was accepted to) but after hearing horror stories about how expensive it was and how it was full of ivy league assholes, i said @#!* it- i dont want to do big law anyways and im happy where i am to be quite truthful. And there were more reasons aside from purely financial that made my decision, but it was the ultimate one.
and to peaches who thinks its all about being poor and what not- i don't care if i make 50K a year for a few years before i crack the 100K mark, it will be a hell of a lot more than ive ever made before in my life. Some of of "peasants" value things more than money, take for instance, people and quality of life.