Based on what you said about tuition reimbursemen t, I would guess that you have never tried to utilize the tuition reimbursement at a company. I took Chinese classes paid for by Boeing. Boeing also offered to pay for law school on the off chance that I would be willing to stay there when I finished. They are not stingy with the dollars, and I have never in 6 years of working with lots of folks in school seen anyone be skipped over for promotion or laid off because of the fact they were in school.It has nothing to do with the cushy house or BMW, it has to do with personal satisfaction and the need to feel that I am being responsible. It would not be responsible for me to rack up 100k in debt just to possibly make some employer think I was a bit more "committed" to the idea of law school. It is much more responsible for me to continue furthering my patent law experience while getting the degree I need to move forward. Now if I was doing a totally unrelated job, I would probably try and move into the legal field, but I don't think it would be necessary to quit and go full time. I think a lot of the comments about part time come more from the human need to feel better about one's own decisions. I think it's great for people to go to full time. They will get a fully different social experience from law school than I will.
The job I would consider keeping is an environmental engineering position.. So.. it might not be that great of a bridge to a law school job.. But, if I ultimately decide to go into Environmental Law.. it could be a great transition.. Just another piece of the pie to throw out there about me.. But, as another poster has made clear, I asked what YOU would do..
All things being equal.. where would YOU go.. and why..Any comments would be greatly appreciated.. DESI, I bet you're going to say Emory.. Am I right?! Oh, and lets also assume YOU get no money from any of these schools.Thanks in advance ladies and gents...
Most agree that the most important thing is to do well in school, that the FT/PT thing will make no difference.