I have been seriously thinking about going back to law school lately... Five years ago, I started law school at a T25 (with a partial scholarship). I was twenty years old, and I missed orientation entirely because I was in the hospital giving birth to my daughter. Needless to say, I dropped out within one semester. Fear of debt, missing too many classes, not having childcare, overall immaturity -- all reasons that I left. I'm thinking about going back now that my daughter will be attending kindergarten, but quite frankly, I'm scared. Last time around was such a complete disaster, not to mention that I'm still sort of against taking on more debt. I already have 50K in undergrad debt as it is.Do you think I should attend a good school and go in debt, or take a scholarship to a lower-ranked school or just go to my state school (which is actually in the top 30)?
Thanks for the advice. Debt is definitely a huge consideration. My husband is a senior internal auditor, so he does have a pretty stable job. However, the only reason I want to return to law school is to become a prosecutor/Assistant District Attorney. I have very little interest in private practice. I've considered other careers, but I honestly can't picture myself doing anything else. The difficult job market IS a concern. I applied to my local district attorney's office and got rejected for even a secretary position. They rarely have openings for actual prosecutors. I did look at other cities, and they seem to be just as competitive. IS it hard to get even a public interest law job these days?
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